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
The Cassegrain design is very popular amongst amateur astronomers, and almost every amateur astronomer will own, at some point in life, the Cassegrain design telescope. We have to types- Schmidt(SCT) and Maksutov(MAK). The main difference between … [Read more...] about Schmidt Cassegrain vs Maksutov Cassegrain – Where Is The Difference?