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What Can You Look At With Your Telescope? – Part Two

This is part two of a two part article about what you can look at with your telescope. The first part looked at our own solar system and began with our closest neighbor, the moon.

This second part moves beyond our ‘neighborhood’ and identifies some of the interesting, more distant objects for you to observe. There are many objects you can see in the night sky that are some distance outside of our solar system. Because of this, they may be more difficult to see, but not impossible. Read the rest of this entry »

What Can You Look At With Your Telescope? – Part One

The night sky is a treasure trove of sights to explore. Tilt your head up and you will see so many interesting and amazing sights, you could easily spend hours observing them. If you are lucky enough to have a telescope, then these objects along with many more will reveal their true beauty. In fact there are so many interesting sights, you could be forgiven for losing track of time as you hunt across the sky. Read the rest of this entry »

Types of Telescopes and Their Advantages and Disadvantages.

There are three main types of telescopes to choose from:

Each of these has it’s own advantages and disadvantages. I’ve explained the differences between these types of telescopes below. If there are any terms you are unfamiliar with, please refer to my glossary for an explanation. Read the rest of this entry »