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How to Adjust Binoculars

How to Adjust Binoculars

Welcome to this guide on How to Adjust Binoculars, brought to you by UK Telescopes. In this guide, we will help you setup your binoculars which are sometimes used instead of a telescope. Get your binoculars out and let’s get started. Telescope or Binoculars?...

Vaonis Stellina Review

Vaonis Stellina Review In this article I take a fun view of a new scope from Vaonis, meet Stellina. This post will not be technical, I will not carry out any tests or data evaluation, this will be a night out having fun and finding out a little more about this...
How to Clean Telescope Eyepieces

How to Clean Telescope Eyepieces

How to Clean Telescope Eyepieces Hello and welcome to a new astronomy article, this time we got to do something different it’s been cloudy for quite a while now so while we’re waiting for the skies to clear I am going to clean up my eyepiece. An eyepiece...

Photograph the Moon using a Smartphone + Telescope

Photograph the Moon Smartphone cameras have advanced in recent years, they produce excellent quality terrestrial photographs and used in the right way can also take photos of the night sky, Astro Photography. In this short tutorial I cover the basics to take some good...

Telescope Targets | How to Use a Telescope | Part 7

Telescope Targets – Where to point my Telescope? This article explains how to choose some objects of interest in the Northern Hemisphere that are completely circumpolar for most people living in the United States, Europe, South Korea and Japan, and of course,...

Telescope Filters | How to Use a Telescope | Part 5

  Astronomical eyepiece filters are a wonderful way to enhance your telescope viewing experience. Telescope filters work by blocking specific parts of the light spectrum, while allowing other wavelengths of light to pass through. Filters can also help reduce...

In the Night Sky | How to Use a Telescope | Part 4

Now that you have your telescope setup it is a good idea to learn a little about the night sky. Many of us are located in an area with a significant light pollution. Fortunately, there are still many things you can see from the city when searching in the night sky....

Equatorial Mount Alignment | How to Use a Telescope | Part 3

Many telescopes, especially small telescopes, come supplied with an Equatorial Mount often described as a German Equatorial Mount. For beginners this type of mount may seem complicated. However, if approached in the right way the setup is fairly straightforward and...

Telescope Eyepiece | How to Use a Telescope | Part 2

As with all optical instruments, Telescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Microscopes etc. they all have Eyepieces. It is the telescope eyepiece that does the magnifying. There are many types of telescope eyepiece available some of which are listed below, most...
Finder Scope | How to Use a Telescope | Part 1

Finder Scope | How to Use a Telescope | Part 1

If someone wants to know ‘how to use a telescope’, the answer could simply be “point it at the object you want to look at and away you go!” This, of course, would be unfair as there is so much more to using a telescope if you want to take advantage of its...
Mapping the Night Sky | How to Explore the Cosmos

Mapping the Night Sky | How to Explore the Cosmos

Welcome to this guide on Mapping the Night Sky, brought to you by UK Telescopes. In this guide, we will help you take your first steps to identify some of the most intriguing and fascinating phenomena in our solar system. Let’s get started with something...
Using a Telescope | Discover a New World

Using a Telescope | Discover a New World

The first time you use your telescope for astronomical viewing, it will hopefully be a clear, moonlit night. It’s important to make sure visibility is very high to ensure you get off to the best possible start on your astronomical journey. Getting out to a rural...
Telescope or Spotting Scope? | Learn the Difference

Telescope or Spotting Scope? | Learn the Difference

If you are relatively new to the world of scopes, you may be wondering if you need a telescope or spotting scope. We often get asked the question ‘What is the difference between a Telescope and a Spotting Scope?’? People also want to know if there is a...