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Best Telescope To See Saturn

When I first started to study Astronomy, one of the first things I was most curious about was viewing the planet Saturn. The best telescope to see Saturn is the Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope.

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Best Telescope For Land Viewing – The Answer Is Not What You Think

I have owned and used many different telescopes, including refractors, reflectors, and compound telescopes. Throughout my life and viewing experiences, there have been a number of instances where I wanted

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Smartphone Telescope Adapter

We recently had a family BBQ in the backyard so I pulled out my telescope so that everyone could look at the moon, planets, and stars. It was a big success as we all took turns sitting by the fire ring,

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Refracting vs Reflecting Telescope

Which Is Better: A Refractor Telescope or a Reflector Telescope? The answer to this question depends on what you are seeking from a telescope. So here’s a quick guide to help you decide the better

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Another Awesome Telescope Under $500

I was looking for the best telescope under $500 because I wanted to purchase a new telescope to upgrade the equipment we have for our local user group. I researched many different models from a variety

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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

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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. The Top 5 Telescopes

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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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How To Choose A Telescope

Looking for a telescope?  How do you choose the right telescope for you? Do you find yourself asking questions like these and not knowing the answer? Well, you’re not alone. There are many people

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Best Telescope For Beginners: The Maximum Usable Magnification (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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Learn About The Telescope And Get Lost In The Stars

There is little in this world that sparks so many musings than that of the night sky. It’s so massive and there is so little that we know of it, it’s nearly impossible to not wonder! Surely we can’t

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