Category Archives: User Guides and Tutorials

How to connect a DSLR t-ring and adapter to a Celestron Regal M2 spotting scope

To connect a t-ring to a Celestron Regal M2 zoom eyepiece, you unscrew the twist eye cup anti-clockwise until it comes off. The attach the adaptor ring to the thread, followed by the t-ring for your camera. Note the t-ring … Continue reading

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Are all binoculars the same . Myth busted

Sounds like a meaningless question as all binoculars come in different shapes and sizes. But however many look pretty much the same design (some 15×70 for example) . Reading on some forums there are a few people will say they … Continue reading

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Nitrogen waterproof binoculars explained

The video below will give you a clear tutorial on the benefits of nitrogen gas filled binoculars against non fog proof versions. Nitrogen waterproof binoculars are a must have if you go out in all conditions and temperatures

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Are binoculars with red lenses any good

Binoculars with Red or Ruby lenses look space age and give the impression of reflection free images. In my opinion this is not true. Not everyone will agree with me, but the video below gives my practical look on things

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Telescope GOTO or not GOTO. That is the question

Often we get first time buyers looking for a telescope with GOTO as an important factor. This topic divides many people on either side. I am old fashioned in my ways, and think the view you get through the eyepiece … Continue reading

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Celestron Lenspen cleaning accessory 93575

The Celestron Lenspen is without doubt my personal favourite lens cleaner. The simple to use accessory comes with a brush at one side for getting the dust off, and a fluid free pad at the other side for removing grease … Continue reading

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Skywatcher dual axis motor drive for EQ3-2 20406

The 20406 skywatcher motor drive with dual axis is designed to fit the EQ3-2 mount. This is ideal for longer exposure imaging or continuous tracking for visual use. This makes it perfect for group observing when you do not want … Continue reading

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does edge of field quality matter with binoculars

Often in reviews we see comments about edge of field quality. This includes myself. So how important is sharpness on the outer view ?. With an example looking at a bird in the center of the view, the most important … Continue reading

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What is a telescope filter

When you look through your astronomical telescope at the night sky, telescope filters will help you see more detail. Filters come in many varieties to enhance viewing from light reduction, light pollution filters to different colours and ones that only … Continue reading

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North Lincs Astro meeting . February 2016

For the North Lincolnshire astronomy society meeting on Monday 1st Feb 2016 we had a workshop evening, with 3 different demonstrations going on at the same time. This gave the members a chance to mingle and chat at their own … Continue reading

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