the Best Time for Stargazing: Moon Time? Earth Time?

If you’re a beginner backyard astronomer, whether you’re into stargazing by the campfire or looking at the moon and planets through your telescope, at some point, you’re bound to want to pinpoint the best time for stargazing for a group or individual experience. Let’s investigate. As long as we’ve existed, humans have looked toward the … Read more

Which One’s Best? Telescope Mounts Explained (With Diagrams)

telescope mounts explained, woman moving controls of mount

Which telescope mount is best? There are three common telescope mounts: alt-azimuth, equatorial fork, and German equatorial. And then there’s the mount you find with Dobsonian telescopes. In the following, you’ll find these telescope mounts explained, with diagrams, along with how-tos on their use. Who is this for? Anyone looking to buy a telescope or … Read more

How To Mount A Telescope On A Camera Tripod

Needing a tripod for your telescope? You might be wondering how to mount a telescope on a camera tripod. Tripods can be expensive and you have one for your camera already. So, maybe you could use this. Let’s look at that… A decent tripod for a telescope can be expensive, so… Can you use a … Read more

Basic Refractors vs Reflectors For Easy ID

comparing reflector with refractor telescopes

Not sure what telescope to buy? Confused about refractors vs reflectors telescopes. This article will help. It sets out the main differences and the pros and cons for you to weigh up in deciding upon a telescope for you to start using as an amateur astronomer. How to tell a refractor from a reflector What’s … 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

Drones protecting wildlife + 101 Ways Drones Are Saving Our Earth

Drones help to save the Earth

It’s important to preserve our environment and drones protecting wildlife and the like makes sense. For one, landscapes support livelihoods, plus they have personal and spiritual meanings for many, being places of pilgrimage and celebration. But, let’s not forget what they provide in the way of awesome places to escape the humdrum, reenergize and capture awe-inspiring and uplifting … Read more