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Which Planets Are Visible To The Unaided Eye

"Which planets are visible to the unaided eye?" someone will sometimes ask me when they learn that I am an amateur astronomer.Also, I sometimes get people asking me if there is anything interesting to

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Best Telescope Under 1000 – Who Is The Winner?

The Best Telescope Under 1000?  Even before we started, we wondered if it would be possible for our team to test and review all of the candidate telescopes in the short two week period.The ChallengeThe

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Telescope For Terrestrial Viewing? 3 Tips That Helped Me

So the short answer here is, "Yes, you can use a telescope for terrestrial viewing". But there are a couple of points that need to be discussed so that you know what to expect and how to maximize the experience.Let's

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Here’s The Best Telescope Under $500

After completing several weeks of hands-on testing, we found the best telescope under $500. Actually, there wasn’t one clear winner, so we’ve decided to share our Top 5 picks. At various times

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Telescope Aperture Explained – Is Bigger Aperture Better?

Is A Big Telescope Aperture Size Always Better?As amateur/hobbyist astronomers, we often hear or read about how astronomy newbies get confused whenever they are struggling to purchase their first telescope.

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Astronomy Binoculars – Do They Exist ?

Astronomy binoculars... What are the best binoculars for astronomy?If you're an astronomer (pro, amateur, hobbyist), chances are that you have family or friends that have asked you one of the following

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Solar System Mug Is Out This World

Solar system mug gives a new meaning to "having the whole world in your hands"Heat activated mug works like magic Just pour in any hot liquid over 70°C/158°F, and the Solar System will appear. These

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Constellation Mug Made From The Stars Above

This Constellation Mug is out of this world! It is ideal for sipping that perfect beverage while gazing at the constellations above.Every astronomer, whether they are professional, amateur or hobbyist,

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Best Telescope For Kids – How To Choose One

What is the best telescope for kids?  Do you find yourself asking this question and not knowing the answer?Well, you're not alone. There are many parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, plus a

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Best Telescope For Beginners: The MUM Factor

What is the best telescope for beginners? There is a long debate amongst the astronomers that debate back and forth over the topic of picking and choosing the telescope for beginners. As with anything

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Refracting Telescope Is A Favorite

Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Refracting TelescopeThe refracting telescope (also called a refractor) is a special type of telescope that is characterized by it'a long, straight tubular body.  It is uses

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Best Telescope To Buy – 15 Tips To Make You A Better Buyer

What is the the best telescope to buy? We tend to hear this question a lot from our followers. There is no one single answer, as it will vary for each person and their own unique situation. Lots of newcomers

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Types Of Telescopes

The three types of telescopes that you are likely to be able to access and operate are of the optical variety. There is the refractor telescope, the reflector telescope, and then the compound telescope

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Can Binocular Eyecups Improve Your Viewing ?

In this post, we’ll research and investigate whether or not binocular eyecups can help improve the usability and overall viewing experience. Are you looking for a way to improve your viewing experience

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Gosky Universal Cell Phone Adapter Mount

This universal cell phone adapter mount makes it a breeze to attach a smartphone to just about any telescope. Don’t get caught without it ! Perhaps you’ve just spotted a once-in-a-lifetime

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