Buyer's Guides

Covering a range of topics including drones, telescopes, outdoor gear, binoculars, astronomy, landscapes, and all the major brands and models. We’ve got you covered when it comes to replacing or purchasing that brand new item for your outdoor experience in capturing Earth and sky. Our Buyers Guides will help you find the best optical systems for your escape and lifestyle.

Beginners' Guides

If you are new to these hobbies for the first time you’re in the right place. Our backyard astronomer beginners’ guides will take you through everything you need to know when choosing a telescope or astronomy binoculars including the magnifications, eyepieces, how to find objects, maintaining your telescope, and how to store it safely when it’s not in use.

Dobsonian Telescope Advantages and Disadvantages

Is a Dobsonian telescope good?, Dobsonian telescope advantages and disadvantages

What’s a Dobsonian and why is it different to other telescopes for astronomy? In the following, I discuss the said Dobsonian telescope advantages and disadvantages and why ‘Dobs’ are recommended for beginners. Who is this for? Anyone looking …

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