## Weather and cloud outlook near you

Cloud Forecast – From *Clear Outside* will give you the outlook for your local atmospheric conditions.

## Calculators for Telescopes

Use the Telescope Nights calculators for quickly working out metrics for telescopes:

- Tool for calculating telescope focal ratio
- Calculate telescope magnification
- Calculate true field of magnification for telescope

#### Focal ratio (f/)

#### How to calculate telescope magnification

How to calculate the magnifying power of a telescope? **Telescope magnification is calculated by dividing the focal length of the telescope by the focal length of the eyepiece and multiplying the result by the magnitude of the Barlow lens (if using).** Or, you can simply use the following tool to calculate telescope magnification. It’ll guide you on the usefulness of the magnification also.

#### True field of view

The *true field of view* (measured in degrees) is how much of the sky you are likely to see through your eyepiece when using your telescope.

How to calculate the *true field of view* of your telescope? It is the *apparent field of view* divided by the *magnification*. You typically find the *apparent field-of-view* (AFOV) value listed in the product description for the eyepiece and magnification is simply the telescope focal length divided by the eyepiece focal length.

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#### Telescope focal Length

### Calculators for Binoculars

For binocular users…COMING SOON!…

#### Binocular Field of View in meters

#### Binocular field of view in Degrees

## Charts / Quick References

### Dobsonian collimation

Useful when collimating Dobsonian telescopes…For more details see our article on collimating a Dobsonian.

### Star testing magnifications

### Planet viewing

Rough idea of magnification to use when wanting to observe planets or the moon. See also our article on the best telescopes for planet viewing.

## Infographics

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### Moon

Moon phases…

### Jupiter

Features, metrics, and moons of Jupiter…

### Saturn

Features, metrics, and moons of Saturn…

### Stars

Our Sun and stars like our Sun…See also our article on the type of stars in space.