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A telescope is an optical device that helps amateur astronomers see space objects that are too far away to be seen with the naked eye. Telescopes come in all shapes and sizes, but they all work on the same basic principle: they use lenses or mirrors to collect light from distant objects and focus it into an image that we can see through the eyepiece.

Telescopes can be used to observe everything from individual stars and planets to distant galaxies and nebulae. In the below articles, I address some of the most frequently asked questions about telescopes and provide some advice on how to get started using one. I hope you find this information helpful!

If you have a specific question you would like answered, please contact me and I will be happy to work on it! 

different types of telescopes

Choosing a new telescope can be a difficult decision. That’s why we’ve made a list of the most important things to know before buying a telescope for the first time.

stargazing with a telescope

Buying a high-quality telescope can be a significant investment. To help you plan your budget, we have created this guide about telescope prices in 2022.

dobsonian telescope

Dobsonian telescopes are a type of reflecting telescope. They are very popular in the visual astronomy community.

Telescope Aperture FB

Its size will greatly determine how much light your home telescope will be able to collect…

Focal Length FB

The focal length is one of the few important measures on a telescope that can greatly impact your visual experience…

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Why is a telescope magnification important for stargazing? 

a man using his telescope during the day

Telescopes are often thought of as tools only made for stargazing at night, but daytime observings can be just as rewarding.

blurry night sky

There are many reasons why your telescope may produce a blurry image, but don’t worry – every problem has a solution!

aiming a telescope

If this is your first time using a telescope, you may be wondering how to point it at the various space objects across the night sky.

a telescope aimed at the moon

The short answer is no, there are no telescopes powerful enough to see the Apollo landing sites from Earth. The long answer is a bit more complicated.

observing the night sky with the naked eyes

Planets are a popular observing target among amateur astronomers. Contrary to popular belief, telescopes are not always required to observe them.

Venus in the night sky

Everything you need to know on how to observe every planet of our solar system through a telescope. 

setting up a telescope

I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about setting up your telescope, from choosing the right location to aligning your optics.

equatorial telescope mount

The telescope mount is what supports the telescope tube and allows you to aim it at different objects in the sky.

different types of telescopes

Telescopes allow us to observe distant objects in the sky. While the options may seem overwhelming, there are actually only three basic types of telescopes.

telescope eyepiece

Focusing a telescope may be, at times, challenging. Today, you will learn how to properly focus your telescope and improve your viewing sessions.

telescope by the window

The telescope’s FOV determines the amount of sky you can see in your eyepiece. Use this simple field-of-view calculator to maximize your stargazing enjoyment.

Owning a telescope involves careful maintenance. You must ensure that the storage conditions are optimal so that you can enjoy watching the night sky whenever you want.

a telescope standing in low light environment

Discover the pros and cons of refracting and reflecting telescopes. We’ll compare key factors such as budget, aperture size, observing capability, ease of use and much more.