William Optics ZenithStar 73 Review
Zane Landers

The William Optics ZenithStar 73 III is an ideal telescope for wide-field deep-sky astrophotographers, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or an experienced imager.

The William Optics ZenithStar 73 III is an ideal telescope for wide-field deep-sky astrophotographers, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or an experienced imager.

William Optics ZenithStar 73 Review
Zane Landers

The William Optics ZenithStar 73 III is an ideal telescope for wide-field deep-sky astrophotographers, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or an experienced imager.

The William Optics ZenithStar 73 III is an ideal telescope for wide-field deep-sky astrophotographers, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or an experienced imager.

William Optics ZenithStar 81 Review
Zane Landers

The William Optics ZenithStar 81 is a great telescope for beginner astrophotographers and provides excellent value for the money, though it’s a little more demanding than smaller aperture instruments and slower in focal ratio.

The William Optics ZenithStar 81 is a great telescope for beginner astrophotographers and provides excellent value for the money, though it’s a little more demanding than smaller aperture instruments and slower in focal ratio.

Celestron CPC 800 GPS Review by Zane Landers

The Celestron CPC 800 GPS is a rather bulky telescope for its aperture, but it’s packed with performance and versatility.

The Celestron CPC 800 GPS is a rather bulky telescope for its aperture, but it’s packed with performance and versatility.

Celestron CPC 925 GPS Review by Zane Landers

The Celestron CPC 925 GPS is a fairly versatile scope and is great if you don’t plan on doing much imaging.

The Celestron CPC 925 GPS is a fairly versatile scope and is great if you don’t plan on doing much imaging.

Celestron CPC 1100 GPS Review by Zane Landers

The Celestron CPC 1100 GPS is an absolute monster of a telescope, and probably isn’t best as a beginner or “only” instrument – but boy, does it deliver.

The Celestron CPC 1100 GPS is an absolute monster of a telescope, and probably isn’t best as a beginner or “only” instrument – but boy, does it deliver.

Vaonis Stellina Review by Zane Landers

Vaonis’ Stellina is arguably the iPhone – or iMac – of astrophotography telescopes.

Vaonis’ Stellina is arguably the iPhone – or iMac – of astrophotography telescopes.

William Optics RedCat 51 Review by Zane Landers

William Optics RedCat 71 is a high-quality imaging refractor that combines the best aspects of telephoto lenses and traditional astronomical refracting telescopes into a high-quality, well-arranged, and easy-to-use package

William Optics RedCat 71 is a high-quality imaging refractor that combines the best aspects of telephoto lenses and traditional astronomical refracting telescopes into a high-quality, well-arranged, and easy-to-use package

William Optics RedCat 71 Review by Zane Landers

William Optics RedCat 71 is a high-quality imaging refractor that combines the best aspects of telephoto lenses and traditional astronomical refracting telescopes into a high-quality, well-arranged, and easy-to-use package

William Optics RedCat 71 is a high-quality imaging refractor that combines the best aspects of telephoto lenses and traditional astronomical refracting telescopes into a high-quality, well-arranged, and easy-to-use package

Radian Raptor 61 Review by Zane Landers

The Radian Raptor 61 is sold for $1,000 and is advertised as a revolutionary telescope. In reality, it is merely a rebadged copy of the SharpStar 61EDPH, which is sold for half the price, with an included reducer/flattener and some gimmicky features.

The Radian Raptor 61 is sold for $1,000 and is advertised as a revolutionary telescope. In reality, it is merely a rebadged copy of the SharpStar 61EDPH, which is sold for half the price, with an included reducer/flattener and some gimmicky features.

How to Use an Equatorial Mount
Zane Landers

In spite of their complicated appearance, equatorial mounts really aren’t all that complicated nor are they much more difficult to use than an alt-azimuth mount.

In spite of their complicated appearance, equatorial mounts really aren’t all that complicated nor are they much more difficult to use than an alt-azimuth mount.

Viewing the Sun
Zane Landers

Observing the Sun is one of few astronomy activities you can do in the daytime.

Observing the Sun is one of few astronomy activities you can do in the daytime.

Observing the Solar System: When and How to Observe the Solar System Objects
Zane Landers

Observing the planets is probably the first thing you’re going to want to do with your telescope, as the planets are easy to find, bright, and visible regardless of light pollution conditions.

Observing the planets is probably the first thing you’re going to want to do with your telescope, as the planets are easy to find, bright, and visible regardless of light pollution conditions.

Budget Astrophotography Kit Guide
Zane Landers

Astrophotography, unfortunately, is a bit of a money pit. Not only is the gear expensive, but the overall quality of your images and the versatility of your rig is pretty much directly proportional to how much you spend.

Astrophotography, unfortunately, is a bit of a money pit. Not only is the gear expensive, but the overall quality of your images and the versatility of your rig is pretty much directly proportional to how much you spend.

Equatorial Mount Guide for Astrophotography
Zane Landers

For astrophotography, an equatorial mount is critical to achieving accurate tracking for sharp, long-exposure images.

For astrophotography, an equatorial mount is critical to achieving accurate tracking for sharp, long-exposure images.

Eyepiece Guide
Zane Landers

If you plan on looking through your telescope, eyepieces are pretty important.

If you plan on looking through your telescope, eyepieces are pretty important.

Telescope Buying Guide

Buying your first telescope can be confusing. This guide will lead you to the best model you can buy; for different price ranges.

Buying your first telescope can be confusing. This guide will lead you to the best model you can buy; for different price ranges.

Newtonian

Two dimensional newtonian mechanics simulator.

Two dimensional newtonian mechanics simulator.

Solar System

This is a two dimensional simulation of the Solar System.

This is a two dimensional simulation of the Solar System.

Magnification Calculator

A tool for calculating your telescope’s magnification power.

A tool for calculating your telescope’s magnification power.

Telescope Simulator

These are approximately the images you will see from your telescope.

These are approximately the images you will see from your telescope.

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What planets have aurora?

For any planet to have any kind of aurora, it must possess three necessary elements that we’ve determined. It must revolve around a star, it must have an atmosphere and a magnetic field. 4 known planets(including Earth) have these aspects to form an aurora.

For any planet to have any kind of aurora, it must possess three necessary elements that we’ve determined. It must revolve around a star, it must have an atmosphere and a magnetic field. 4 known planets(including Earth) have these aspects to form an aurora.

Water vapour plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa (artist's impressio
Moons With Water

You might be surprised to know how many moons are suspected of having oceans underneath their surfaces. Water means life. Therefore, most of these moons have a good chance of containing ecosystems.

You might be surprised to know how many moons are suspected of having oceans underneath their surfaces. Water means life. Therefore, most of these moons have a good chance of containing ecosystems.

Nebulae With Weird Names

 Scientists don’t care if a Nebula is light-years in diameter and has a black hole in the middle. If it has a weird shape, it’s getting a weird name. Here are 10 weird named nebulas. 

 Scientists don’t care if a Nebula is light-years in diameter and has a black hole in the middle. If it has a weird shape, it’s getting a weird name. Here are 10 weird named nebulas. 

Why Is Puppis A a Different Nebula?

Puppis A is a giant nebula that was created by a supernova explosion 10,700 years ago.
But there is something different about this vast gas cloud.

Puppis A is a giant nebula that was created by a supernova explosion 10,700 years ago.
But there is something different about this vast gas cloud.

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Solar System Colours

 Colours of the planets of our solar system are determined by the way their surfaces reflect sunlight. 
 This may vary a lot due to the composition of the atmosphere, a rocky surface, or a lack of a rocky surface.  

 Colours of the planets of our solar system are determined by the way their surfaces reflect sunlight. 
 This may vary a lot due to the composition of the atmosphere, a rocky surface, or a lack of a rocky surface.  

Greek Myths About Constellations

Most of the astronomical objects’ names that we use today come from Ancient Greece. Orion, Centaurus, Pleiades, Pegasus, Andromeda… Even the planets in our Solar System are named after Roman gods. So why does today’s astronomy have such a strong relationship with the Greek culture?

Most of the astronomical objects’ names that we use today come from Ancient Greece. Orion, Centaurus, Pleiades, Pegasus, Andromeda… Even the planets in our Solar System are named after Roman gods. So why does today’s astronomy have such a strong relationship with the Greek culture?

Egpytian Painting
Early Egyptian Astronomy and the Alexandrian Astronomer

 Ancient civilizations were much more connected with the universe due to clear and dark night skies that we lack in our metropolitan cities today.

 Ancient civilizations were much more connected with the universe due to clear and dark night skies that we lack in our metropolitan cities today.

Sagittarius A*, Star S2
Star S2’s Dance With a Supermassive Black Hole and Einstein

You might have heard the recent news about a star dancing around a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. What does that have anything to do with Einstein, you might ask. Well, a lot. His General Theory of Relativity has once again been proved with the recent news from the Star S2.

You might have heard the recent news about a star dancing around a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. What does that have anything to do with Einstein, you might ask. Well, a lot. His General Theory of Relativity has once again been proved with the recent news from the Star S2.

Why do stars shine only at night?
Why do stars shine only at night?

We have a very simple question at hand. Why don’t the stars shine during the day? The answer lies in our eyes, or more specifically, their dynamic range.

We have a very simple question at hand. Why don’t the stars shine during the day? The answer lies in our eyes, or more specifically, their dynamic range.

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Galaxy Facts

Simple galaxy facts for kids, youngsters and everyone.

Simple galaxy facts for kids, youngsters and everyone.

Earth Sun Space
Why is the Earth heated unevenly?

To answer the question “Why is the Earth heated unevenly?”, we must first understand what is heat and how does the Earth receive energy from the Sun.

To answer the question “Why is the Earth heated unevenly?”, we must first understand what is heat and how does the Earth receive energy from the Sun.