Eyepieces? Mounts? Filters? We’ve got you covered! Our experts at High Point Scientific have taken the time to explain some of the common accessories for your astronomy needs.
December 30, 2022
Collimation is alignment of the optics or process of aligning the optics inside a telescope. The more accurate the alignment of our optics are, the greater the chance that the telescope will function at its highest level of performance and provide a more uniform view.
November 03, 2022
Congratulations on purchasing Apertura Collimation Knobs for Celestron NexStar 130 SLT & StarSense Explorer 130AZ DX Telescopes. Get ready to improve your experience under the night sky by allowing for easier, tool-free collimation!
October 21, 2022
There is no doubt that the factory configuration of Dobsonian telescopes offer fantastic performance. The many positive user reviews and recommendations back this statement. And while this is true, we took things a step further by looking to increase the performance of this telescope. The multifaceted Apertura Dobsonian Performance Upgrade kit does just that!
September 30, 2022
Congratulations on your purchase of the Apertura Portable Telescope Power Supply - 155 Wh Lithium Battery! Let's go over a few ways you can remotely power your astronomy or astrophotography rig with this portable, lithium-ion power supply from Apertura!
September 28, 2022
There’s nothing like getting a new telescope. Everything’s still shiny and nice, it’s all aligned properly, and it’s like playing with a new toy. Of course, the buzz wears off and while you still appreciate having a telescope, you miss the feeling you had when it was brand new. Why not give your telescope a tune-up and give it a new life?
September 22, 2022
Congratulations on purchasing Apertura Collimation Knobs for Celestron 8" Edge HD Telescopes. Get ready to improve your experience under the night sky by allowing for easier, tool-free collimation!
August 15, 2022
In this video, Teagan shares a full review of the Optolong L-Ultimate 2" Light Pollution Dual Band Filter, a fantastic filter for astrophotographers in heavily light polluted areas.
June 03, 2022
Congratulations on purchasing Apertura Collimation Knobs for select Celestron Brand SCTs. Get ready to improve your experience under the night sky by allowing for easier, tool-free collimation! Whether it’s just a quick adjustment on the fly during visual observations or a more discriminating collimation for imaging or high-power use, these knobs are up to the task.
May 26, 2022
You finally bought your first telescope. Congratulations! You’re all set and ready for some ‘stellar’ celestial observation. But what happens when you want better viewing and new gadgets to make your hobby even more rewarding?
May 13, 2022
The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi is a fully GoTo equatorial mount, the successor of the well-known star tracker “The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i”. Performance in tracking and guiding is the name of the game when it comes to equatorial mounts. I was determined to put this 11lb weight cap mount to the test.
January 25, 2022
Buying the right filter can completely transform your astrophotography experience. With the right filters, you can take beautiful images of nebulae from the most light-polluted backyards. But there are so many options for astrophotography filters to choose from that it can be overwhelming.
August 11, 2021
There is no faster way to degrade your telescope's optics than to pair it with a low- quality bargain-bin eyepiece. Choosing the right eyepieces for your telescope goes beyond just basic magnification. Poorly made telescope accessories and eyepieces can reduce a crisp, beautiful image to a sad, fuzzy mess.
May 11, 2021
In astrophotography, one of the most important steps to ensure an amazing photograph of the night sky is to get your telescope in proper focus. There are many ways to do this, however, the easiest method is to use a Bahtinov Mask.
January 19, 2021
Here you'll find information on different types of telescope filters and what they are best used for. There is a telescope filter for every application, whether you want to enhance views through the eyepiece for observations of the planets and nebulae or wish to bring out details during astrophotography.
December 09, 2020
There are many different planetary cameras on the market all with different pixel sizes, pixel counts, sensor sizes, etc. There is no one planetary camera that is the best of the bunch! It is important to choose a planetary camera that pairs best with the equipment you have and the seeing conditions you live in.