Setting up your equipment can be a challenging and daunting task. It can be easy to get lost or frustrated with new equipment. We’ve taken the time to write some articles to help your understanding of how to set up and use your astronomy gear.
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.
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 15, 2022
Did you know that your Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Mount can be controlled from your PC? Our team has assembled this step-by-step guide breaking down exactly how you can connect your devices and improve your imaging sessions!
September 09, 2022
Astrophotography is one of the most intimate ways we as human beings can truly engage with the beautiful universe in which we live. Through astrophotography, you can capture with your own gear beautiful nebulae and galaxies billions of light-years away from the Earth.
August 12, 2022
The SynScan Wi-Fi module is a great way to control your Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Mount or your Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro Mount without having to use the hand controller! To use this Wi-Fi device and a smartphone, simply follow this guide and you’ll be observing in no time!
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.
March 22, 2021 1
Astrophotographers must align their equatorial mounts to the North Star, Polaris. Polaris is currently the closest star to the celestial north pole and the objects in the night sky essentially rotate around this point. Mounts aligned to Polaris can effectively track these objects in right ascension (east/west) and declination (north/south).
January 04, 2021
There are dozens of factors that come into play the moment you step outside with your telescope. Thermal dynamics (or thermodynamics), atmospheric conditions, light pollution, and cloud cover are just some of the forces that could work against you.
July 12, 2019
We live in an age where it’s all too easy to go outside with your smartphone or a GoTo telescope, point it at the sky, and have it show you where to look. A GoTo telescope can even suggest something exciting and aim itself at that object. But a GoTo telescope needs to be set up, and not just once.
September 18, 2018
The rate at which technology has progressed over the past few decades has been nothing short of miraculous and considering that Astrophotography is a hobby built on cutting-edge technology, there should be no surprise that it has progressed along at a similar rate.