Category Archives: Hints and Tips

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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What does Exit Pupil means

Hold your pair of binoculars as you would normally, but away from your eyes. You will notice a small white circle of light in the eyepiece. This could be anything from 2 – 7mm typically. As a rule of thumb, … Continue reading

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How To Hand Hold Large Binoculars

If a tripod, mono pod or other steadying device is not available, there is a simple trick to help hand hold large binoculars relatively steady when out in the field. Its simply a question of balance. With binoculars that have larger lenses … Continue reading

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Averted Vision

Averted Vision is an easy technique that allows faint objects to be seen through binoculars, telescopes and even the naked eye. This ideal for viewing faint astronomical targets and for the nature observer, improves low light dusk and dawn observations. … Continue reading

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