Telescope vs Camera Lens – Astrophotography

If you want to try astrophotography and already own a DSLR camera with the lens, you may ask yourself if it is worth upgrading to a telescope. Telescope vs. camera lens is a common question of beginners in astrophotography, so let me explain the difference. The telescope is very similar to a camera lens. Telescope […]

Celestron NexImage 10 Review – Solar System Camera

Celestron NexImage 10 Solar System Camera is affordable and ideal for beginners to start capturing images and videos of planets and the moon. If you don’t want to mess around and modify a webcam, this is a great solution for you. Celestron NexImage 10 is basically a 10-megapixel webcam designed to use with the telescope. […]

The Best Barlow Lens For Any Telescope – Buying Guide

Barlow lens is a fantastic tool and should be in every amateur astronomer inventory. You will probably end up with a few of those. But with so many Barlow lenses to choose from, you need to know and understand what Barlow lens is and what it does to make the right purchase. I will explain […]

Using Smartphone With Telescope – Easy Guide

Using a smartphone with your telescope is an easy task requiring a smartphone adapter for the telescope and, in some cases, a dedicated camera app. Required accessories: a smartphone of any brand smartphone adapter telescope with eyepiece What Can You Expect? Using a smartphone with the telescope is an inexpensive way to try astrophotography. This […]

Powermate vs Barlow – Here Is The Difference

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 elements(negative doublet). This optical element configuration results in diverging […]

Celestron NexStar 8SE Review – Planetary Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8SE SCT is the biggest telescope in the Celestron SE series. And with telescopes, the bigger is better. It was launched more than a decade ago, but it is still an amazing instrument for astronomy beginners. Celestron NexStar 8SE is a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a computerized alt-azimuth mount. It has high-quality optics with […]

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