The Ultimate Showdown: Fully Broadband vs. Ultra-Wide Band Optical Coatings

Broadband Coatings On Eyepieces

Are you ready for the ultimate showdown in optical coatings? In one corner, we have Fully Broadband, boasting its wide range of benefits. And in the other corner, we have Ultra-Wide Band, claiming its superiority in clarity and contrast. Let’s explore the pros and cons of each contender and see who comes out on top! … Read more

Discover the Power of Optical Coatings: A Guide for Backyard Astronomers

Optical Coatings Explained

When choosing telescope eyepieces or binoculars you’ll likely come across these different types of optical coatings. If like me, what these mean for the view you get through your instrument will escape you as a novice backyard astronomer. The following is what I’ve since discovered about the different types and what each have to offer… … Read more

A Beginners Guide To Backyard Astronomy

Beginners Guide To Star Gazing

Here I cover what I’ve found of value for starting out as a backyard astronomer including what to know about the telescopes and binoculars for beginners. The basics to Backyard astronomy Getting the right equipment for you It’s important to think about the type of observation you want to do. Are you interested in looking … Read more

Stars: What Magnitude can I see with my Telescope?

Star Magnitude (360 X 280 Px)

How does stellar magnitude relate to your night sky viewing experience? As a newbie, I found terms like this a little confusing. So here I explore star magnitude along with brightness and luminosity for newbie backyard astronomers. Why this is important: When looking to buy a telescope or astronomy binoculars, you might come across the … Read more