Seeing can make or break an evening of backyard astronomy. In this article, you'll learn what causes bad seeing, how to measure it, what we can do to minimize it and what to look at when it's really poor.
Sometimes we just need to skip across the sky a few degrees without needing to do it scientifically. Thankfully, you can use your own hands to estimate five standard night sky angles, and this article shows you how.
Your finderscope is a valuable piece of equipment if it's properly aligned with your scope, and almost useless if it's not. This simple, 2-step guide is designed for the complete beginner and will give you a perfectly aligned finderscope in just a few minutes.