How to See Planets With a Telescope

As astronomers, we all want to point our telescopes towards the planets because they are large, bright and have good details for us to observe.

In the articles below, we've shared with you our guides to finding and observing each of the planets with a telescope.

How Big is Jupiter? And How Much Bigger than Earth is it?
Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun is the biggest planet in our solar system, the fourth brightest, and has[...]
How Big is Mars Compared to Earth and Venus?
The four planets closest to the Sun—Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are called terrestrial planets. They are united by their[...]
How Far Away is Jupiter?
Jupiter, one of the three gas giants in our solar system, is a lovely sight to look at in our[...]
How Far Away Is Mars?
The fourth planet in our solar system, Mars, is often seen as a yellow-orange star in our night skies. It's[...]
How Far Away is Venus?
Venus is the right brightest planet in the night sky. In fact, apart from the sun and moon, it is[...]
How Long Does It Take Jupiter To Go Around The Sun?
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun in our solar system, and is very different from Earth! The gas[...]
How Long Does Mars Take to Go Around the Sun?
Are you wondering how long Mars, the fourth planet in our solar system and our planetary neighbor, takes to orbit[...]