Category Archives: Hints and Tips

Fully multi-coated optics Vs fully coated optics

Hope this video gives a simple to understand practical demonstration on the benefits of Fully multi-coated optics when paired against fully coated optics. This is not saying fully coated optics are bad. There are many models and brands that give … Continue reading

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How to collimate Celestron Skymaster 15×70 binoculars

The video below applies to the Celestron Skymaster 15×70, 25×70, 20×80 binoculars plus the Cometron 12×70. Collimation is a very simple process with no dismantling needed. The adjustment screw is located under the rubber covering on the hand grips. I … Continue reading

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How to fix a pair of Hawke Endurance PC 10×25 , 8×25 binoculars

Over time you may find one of the barrels on your Hawke Endurance PC 8×25 and 10×25 binoculars has come lose. There is a very easy fix. Simple prise the top cover off with a screw driver to reveal a … Continue reading

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How to connect an SLR or DSLR body to a Celestron SCT telescope

To connect your SLR or DSLR camera body to a Celestron SCT telescope you will need a Celestron #93633-A t-adapter + a compatible t-ring. To attach to the telescope, simply remove the visual back from the OTA and replace with … Continue reading

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Which T-ring or T2 mount for Olympus SLR and DSLR cameras

Unlike Nikon for example who have kept the same t-rings  for many of their current DSLR cameras, Olympus have a range, that have changed over the years. So you need to be sure you are buying the right one. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Celestron Travelscope-70 image of the Andromeda Galaxy. 19.10.15

The image to the right of the Andromeda Galaxy was taken using a Canon 1100D , prime focus through a Celestron Travelscope-70. This equates to a 400mm f5.7 telephoto lens. This image proves that basic astro photography can be achieved … Continue reading

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Will a Celestron 9×50 illuminated finderscope fit on a Celestron SkyProdigy 6″ SCT telescope

If you own a Celestron SkyProdigy 6″ SCT telescope, you can fit the Celestron #93781 9×50 erect image angled finderscope to the OTA (optical tube assembly) The only additional items you need to purchase are longer screws to make it … Continue reading

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What is digiscoping

Digiscoping is the art of attching a camera to a telescope or spotting scope so that the telescope acts as a very long focal length telephoto lens allowing you to take close up shots from a distance. Digiscoping is very popular … Continue reading

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How to view meteor showers on a budget

The great thing about viewing meteor showers like the Perseid’s is that it can be done for free. All you need is a dark sky away from street lights and a pair of eyes. Additional equipment (optional) is a reclining … Continue reading

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Why is the image upside down through my telescope ?

With most Newtonian reflectors, you will find the image is upside down and left / right are also opposite. This is normal and nothing to worry about. This is simply the effect of using mirrors in this layout.  It can … Continue reading

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