How To See Saturn And Its Rings For Backyard Viewers

Looking for an opportunity to get a good look at Saturn’s rings through a backyard view? What about just a good set of astronomy binoculars? There are certain times you are more likely to get a better view than others. Let’s investigate…how to see Saturn. Can you see Saturn’s ring with binoculars or must you … Read more

See Jupiter Through Telescope: Magnification, Moons & More

If you own a telescope you may be wondering what magnification works best for observing Jupiter and what features are you likely to see? Moons? Rings? The Great Red Spot? You know how great Jupiter looks through the eyes of NASA, but what about Jupiter through telescope types available to you… From music and the … Read more

Tips On Using Sky Maps | Star Charts For Beginners

Sky maps or star charts point to where the planets and constellation sit in the sky at a given date and time. While sky map apps on your mobile device are useful, the manual types, finder charts, planispheres, or the like, are best for a few reasons. This article covers why plus tips on using … Read more

Benefits + Tricks Of How To Use A Barlow Lens

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What is a 2x Barlow lens, included with my telescope? Is it worth it? Why not just use a few favorite eyepieces? Let’s look at the benefits as well as how to use a Barlow eyepiece. What Does A Barlow Lens Do? Before we touch on how to use a Barlow eyepiece, it’s worth noting … Read more

Glossary Astronomy Terms And Meanings For Newbie Astronomers

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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. Index to astronomy terms and meanings A-C | D-F … 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