Sometimes it’s just easier to show someone how to do something than it is to tell them, and telescope collimation is a perfect example. Indeed, most astronomy enthusiasts are primarily visual learners for whom showing will always be more effective than telling. If you’re like us, you’ve often found yourself […]
The Texas Star Party (TSP) will celebrate its 38th anniversary this weekend as it kicks off a week-long festival of everything astronomy. In addition to the overview of the event’s activities listed here, we provide a history of the event as well as some interesting videos of attending the event […]
Eclipse2017.org has created a super cool video which uses the latest calculations of the path of the August 2017 Solar Eclipse, combined with Google Earth, to create a “fly-along” with the moon’s shadow as it travels over the face of the USA in 2017. Eclipse2017.org has provided bookmarks within the […]
Check out this video streamed on Feb 26, 2017 of the spectacular Southern Ring of Fire solar eclipse, streamed in 360° from the remote town of Coyhaique in southern Chile, one of the best places in the world to see the this eclipse. The video was taken in Coyhaique’s main […]
For eight years, Celestron’s workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron’s engineering team applied their years of experience […]
A perfect grab-and-go tripod option for steady viewing and imaging of the Great Solar Eclipse 2017, this versatile monopod features a fold-out mini tripod to provide both the mobility and the stability you need for on-the-go exploration with optical instruments like spotting scopes, cameras, and L-adapter equipped binoculars.
Gary Parkerson, editor of Astronomy Technology Today Magazine who at 62 years old, embarked on an amazing journey to cycle to 48 states of the USA, spreading awareness of the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun, through astronomy outreach with carefully selected lightweight telescope equipment including an Explore Scientific ED80 […]