Most people tend not to get excited about mirrors. But astronomers aren’t most people. In telescopes, mirrors have an almost magical power, gathering light which has travelled for thousands, millions, or even billions of years, rendering the invisible visible. A … Read More
There are many things which surprise and confound newcomers to astronomy: the challenge of setting up and aiming a telescope; the tendency of objects to rapidly drift through the field of view; how much the telescope will shake at the … Read More
Telescopes come in many sizes, but in terms of shape they are pretty much all tubular. That is, until you get to the optics. Depending on the design, telescope optics can be concave or convex while also incorporating flat elements. … Read More
Like most serious hobbies, astronomy is notoriously expensive. There are telescopes, eyepieces, filters, cameras, and a seemingly endless array of accessories to separate you from your hard-earned money. But does it have to be this way? Are there cheap telescopes … Read More
The Sky-Watcher EvoGuide 50ED and ZWO ASI120MM Mini auto guiding bundle is a popular choice among astrophotographers. Not only is the price reasonable, but the quality of the guide scope and camera are second to none. As a 2-inch refractor with FPL53 glass, the EvoGuide 50ED could also double as an astrophotography telescope if you purchased the dedicated field flattener to give that nice flat field from corner to corner! I’ve been using this guide scope and camera since Summer 2020 so I thought it was time to let you know my thoughts on this auto guiding bundle.
I’ve been using the Skywatcher Evostar 72ED for astrophotography for nearly several years now and thought it was about time I wrote up my thoughts on this scope. The Skywatcher Evostar 72 Pro ED is an apochromatic doublet refractor telescope. … Read More