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How to Align a Finderscope – A Simple Guide for Complete Beginners

How to Align a Finderscope – A Simple Guide for Complete Beginners

Your finderscope is a valuable piece of equipment if it’s properly aligned with…

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What Eyepieces Do I Need For My Telescope?

What Eyepieces Do I Need For My Telescope?

We all know that high quality eyepieces are essential for good astronomy, but…

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How to Read a Star Chart

How to Read a Star Chart

Star maps are an essential tool for backyard astronomers to find their way…

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Night Sky Photography Guide – How to Take Pictures of Stars and the Milky Way

Night Sky Photography Guide – How to Take Pictures of Stars and the Milky Way

Did you ever want to photograph the night sky, but were put off…

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Using Astronomy Laser Pointers to Improve Your Stargazing

Using Astronomy Laser Pointers to Improve Your Stargazing

Green laser pointers are a simple, cheap and effective tool for improving your…

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What is Good Seeing? The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide

What is Good Seeing? The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide

Seeing can make or break an evening of backyard astronomy. In this article,…

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5 Vital Hand Shapes to Measure Angles in the Sky

5 Vital Hand Shapes to Measure Angles in the Sky

Sometimes we just need to skip across the sky a few degrees without…

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What is Star Hopping and How is it Useful for Backyard Astronomers?

What is Star Hopping and How is it Useful for Backyard Astronomers?

Star hopping is a must-have technique for backyard astronomers. If you’ve ever struggled…

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How to Use a Planisphere

How to Use a Planisphere

What is it, why you MUST have one, how they work and some…

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9 Top Tips for Stunning Night Sky Views

9 Top Tips for Stunning Night Sky Views

Getting the most out of an evenings viewing requires some prep – which…

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