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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.

What Planets are Visible Tonight? The Indispensable Astronomer’s Guide to Finding and Seeing the Planets in March 2024

What Planets are Visible Tonight? The Indispensable Astronomer’s Guide to Finding and Seeing the Planets in March 2024

We love looking at the brightest five planets, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter and…

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Can I See Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets With a Telescope?

Can I See Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets With a Telescope?

Pluto is an enigmatic world, hunkered at the farthest reaches of the solar…

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The Major Surface Features of Mars

The Major Surface Features of Mars

From the polar ice caps to Vastitas Borealis, we show you how to…

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How to See Saturn’s Rings With a Telescope

How to See Saturn’s Rings With a Telescope

You want to see the rings of Saturn with your telescope, but what…

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How to See Venus Through a Telescope

How to See Venus Through a Telescope

Venus is our sister planet and the brightest object in the night sky…

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How to See Uranus Through a Telescope in 2024

How to See Uranus Through a Telescope in 2024

Uranus is one of the harder planets for amateur astronomers to find, but…

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How to See Saturn Through A Telescope

How to See Saturn Through A Telescope

Saturn is one of the most astonishing telescope views we astronomers get to…

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How to See Neptune Through a Telescope in 2024

How to See Neptune Through a Telescope in 2024

Neptune is the hardest planet for amateur astronomers to find because it’s not…

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How to See Jupiter Through a Telescope

How to See Jupiter Through a Telescope

Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system and, with a wealth…

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How to See Mercury Through A Telescope

How to See Mercury Through A Telescope

Mercury is an illusive planet to find for astronomers because it’s so close…

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How to See Mars Through a Telescope – Updated for 2024

How to See Mars Through a Telescope – Updated for 2024

The red planet Mars is an iconic target for backyard astronomers. Our simple…

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The Planet Uranus: Everything You Need to Know

The Planet Uranus: Everything You Need to Know

Uranus is a world of unexpected discovery. It lays on its side, has…

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