Know Your Star Types: Here Are 14

You’ve probably heard of a few different types of stars in the night sky, but maybe not all. We’ll start with the ones you’re likely to know and move on to those you may or may not have heard of. We indicate where you are likely to find them, some using your home telescope or … Read more

How To View The Christmas Comet 46P/Wirtanen

christmas comet, 46P/Wirtanen

The comet, coined the Christmas Comet, because of it’s timing, is the thing to track right now. This, the 46P/Wirtanen, will be the brightest comet this year. If you are into stargazing, get ready, as it will be its brightest on December 16, 2018 but should also be visible 14-18 December. You don’t need a … Read more

Finding Earth-like Planets

finding Earth-like planets

A new super-Earth was found recently. The newly found exoplanet orbits Barnard’s Star, which is about 6 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus. With an apparent magnitude of +9.5, you won’t be able to see this red dwarf without a telescope. And, it appears brighter in the infrared rather than the visible light spectrum. … Read more

Ways Stargazing Binoculars Help With Viewing Planets & Stars

There are many reasons why in stargazing binoculars are useful.  Here are eleven. How Do Binoculars Help You See Better Celestial Views? For amateur astronomers, here are 11 ways binoculars can help your stargazing experience. 1. Accessory to Telescope It’s not a matter of binoculars vs telescope, but rather a case of binoculars being a great … Read more

What You Can Expect To See With A Home Telescope

what to see with a home telescope

We see jaw-dropping impressive images on social media and the Internet of the planets, galaxies, and nebula. Most of these are taken with highly sophisticated equipment. These are the Hubble type images, and not quite what you will see through a home telescope. What can you expect to see with a home telescope? If you are … Read more

Using Binoculars in Amateur Astronomy (Best Options)

In addition to a great telescope, you may want to invest in a good set of binoculars for astronomy. There are many reasons why. I cover these, and in case you are wondering what are the best binoculars for stargazing, I go over the basics you need to know. Table of Content Why Use Astronomy … Read more