Astronomy Terms For Beginners

glossary of astronomy terms

If you are starting out with a telescope or a set of binoculars for astronomy, and are interested in finding your way around the night sky you might come across terms used in astronomy you’ve never heard before. So, we’ve compiled the following astronomy terms and definitions to help . What This Covers What Is … Read more

Beginners Guide To Stargazing

beginners guide to stargazing

Night sky viewing is a fascinating pastime that opens doors to new perspectives. Knowing certain tips can help you to appreciate it a whole lot sooner. This article includes info for a beginner astronomer and about using telescopes and binoculars when starting out. What This Covers… Using Binoculars for Astronomy Using Telescopes for Astronomy Best … Read more

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

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

How Binoculars Help With Finding 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