Top 5 Telescopes to Buy In 2023
Zane Landers

We provide all the information necessary to buy a high-quality product confidently—even if it costs more than other models.

We provide all the information necessary to buy a high-quality product confidently—even if it costs more than other models.

February’s Night Sky Sights
Richard J. Bartlett

There are five planets visible to the naked eye, but one of those, Saturn, is too close to the Sun to be visible this month. Of the others, three are currently visible in the evening sky. 

There are five planets visible to the naked eye, but one of those, Saturn, is too close to the Sun to be visible this month. Of the others, three are currently visible in the evening sky. 

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.

How to Best Observe the Planets with a Telescope
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.

Best Telescope Eyepieces
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.