Beginners (13)

eVscope the First Plug & Play Telescope

In 2017 began the crowdfunding campaign of the first automatic digital telescope on the market: the eVscope. Unistellar, the French startup at the origin of this project raised $2.2 million on Kickstarter and received the support from the SETI institute. Their idea was to design…

Telescope for Beginners: Visual Astronomy or Astrophotography?

So, you’ve spent a fair amount of time researching telescopes at your local astronomy shop as well as online and you’ve skimmed through all the Internet forums and websites you could find in the hope of deciding on your first telescope. You want to observe…

Visual astronomy: Observing the Sky

Visual astronomy means observing the night sky directly through the eyepiece of a telescope, which means that the inherent limitations of the human eye must be taken into consideration, mainly that you can’t see colors in the dark and you need a certain quantity of…

Astrophotography: Shooting the Stars

Astrophotography is a word that designates a host of different techniques for taking photographs of the night sky. Astrophotography is what professional telescopes do to gather scientific data. It is also a discipline practiced by some amateur astronomers, as well as something that photographers who…

Deep Sky Astrophotography Setup

What follows is a mid/entry-level telescope-based astrophotography setup. It contains everything you will need to start shooting the skies. Below is how the Andromeda Galaxy would fit into your image using this setup (this image is heavily compressed, so details are lost). The TS Optics…