Every telescope has a front cover that is also called a dust cap. But this dust cap is not there only to protect your telescope from dust when you are not using it. You may notice that there is a smaller cap covering the smaller hole on the cover. … [Read more...] about Why Does My Telescope Cover Have a Hole In It?
Magnification is an important factor when you plan to observe planets. Not so much for deep sky objects because most of them are big on the sky; therefore, low magnification is beneficial. The planets are very small objects to look at, and you … [Read more...] about What Magnification Do You Need To See Planets?
If you are looking for higher magnification with your telescope, you have two options: buy the Barlow lens or get a shorter eyepiece to your collection. But what is a better option to increase the magnification? Barlow lens or the eyepiece? They both … [Read more...] about Barlow Lens vs Eyepiece – Magnification Battle
If you are looking to buy a Barlow lens, you may come to find a similar optical tool called Powermate or focal extender. They look the same, but there is a difference between Powermate and Barlow lens. The Barlow lens consists of 2 or 3 optical … [Read more...] about Powermate vs Barlow – Here Is The Difference
You may be asking why astronomers build large observatories on the mountain tops. Why not build it lower on the ground near the sea level where it won't require so much work for transporting the telescopes high on the top of the mountain? There are a … [Read more...] about Why Are Observatories Built On Mountain Tops