guides
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.