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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...