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Steve Smith


Interested in getting started in astronomy? You can find everything you need to know from one of our expert astronomy bloggers.

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Dobsonian vs Newtonian – What’s the Difference?

Figuring out what type of telescope you want is the first step in getting yourself a new telescope. There are a wide variety of names for the various differentiations of telescope, and if you’re new to astronomy then it can be a little overwhelming. Two of the most popular telescope names that you might have

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Dobsonian vs Reflector – What’s the Difference?

If you’re just getting interested in astronomy, then all of the different terms that they use can be extremely confusing. So, it’s important that you do some research online prior to purchasing a telescope. You need to know what type of telescope you’re getting. Two of the most popular terms that you’re going to hear

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Meade vs Celestron – Which brand is better? (LX90, 8SE)

Meade and Celestron are two of the best known brands within the astronomy field. If you’re looking for a new telescope, then the likelihood is that you’re going to come across either of these two brands (as well as Orion telescopes too). It can be really difficult to know which of these brands is the

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Best Laser Collimator | Is a Laser better than a Cheshire Eyepiece?

If you’re using a Newtonian telescope, then you’ll likely want to think about picking up a collimator too. Now, depending on your experience, you’ll either know exactly what you’re looking for, or you might need a little guidance. If you’re new to astronomy, then you might be better off opting for a different kind of

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Best Telescope for Viewing Planets and Galaxies [Upd. 2020]

Finding the best telescope for viewing planets and galaxies is not an easy task. However, you can make things a little easier on yourself by finding some advice online. If you’re just starting to get interested in astronomy, then it can be difficult to know where to start. Do you really need expensive binoculars, a

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Best Telescope under $200 [Updated for 2020]

Getting the best telescope under $200 for astronomy is simple – if you know where to look. You too can be looking at images of the night sky, as long as you get the right product for your needs. I was given the task recently to try and find a good telescope for the family.

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carl sagan

"The Cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself".