Best Telescope for Amateurs and Hobby Astronomers

best telescope for amateurs

For the beginning hobby astronomer, the question of what is the best telescope for amateurs is quite difficult to answer. But it is tremendously important to choose the right kind of telescope and to know what to expect from a telescope. High expectations in what to see and falling for glossy advertising of cheap telescopes … Read more

Different Kinds of Telescopes for Amateur Astronomers

different kinds of telescopes

Since the invention of the Optical Telescopes in the early 17 century, inventors have developed many different types of telescopes. They all work on the same optical principles of refraction and reflection, however, the different kinds of telescopes for amateur astronomers can be divided into three different categories. Refractors-  telescopes with lenses Reflectors – telescopes … Read more

Difference between Telescope and Binoculars

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The difference between telescope vs binoculars is how they are built and in their intended use. The word Binoculars means two eyepieces, they are of compact design, portable and can be quickly used for viewing. Telescopes are Monoculars: they have one eyepiece, are bulky need a tripod and mounting and are intended for the observation … Read more

Binoculars Know How


Binoculars Glossary There are a lot of special terms when it’s about binoculars and telescopes. Find the most common terminology in this brief binoculars glossary: Eyecups: They ensure the correct distance to the eyepiece. Spectacle wearers correct simple visual defects with the binoculars. The glasses should only be used if the compensation on the glass … Read more

Binocular Repair Basics, Repairing Binoculars Alignment

Binocular Repair Basics, repairing binoculars alignment

Binoculars are two telescopes linked together that create two separate images. To produce a crisp and perfectly merged 3-dimensional image, the path of the light (optical axis) through lenses and prisms inside the binoculars, needs to be in perfect parallel alignment. This is called “collimated”. Only when the optical axis of the binoculars barrels is … Read more