22 October 2021

Explore November's various interesting deep sky objects with this useful mini guide. It also lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

8 October 2021

This article identifies the parts of a complete imaging system for astronomy, discusses the relationships of the parts and presents a range of relevant astronomical equipment and software.

22 September 2021

Guide for exploring October's various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

8 September 2021

The LX65 series represents Meade Instruments' latest telescopes that have been designed to make the universe accessible to both beginners and seasoned observers at a moment's notice.

25 August 2021

Guide for exploring September's various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

6 August 2021

The Sun is a 4.6 billion years old star of hot plasma located at the centre of the Solar System. The Sun spins round itself but being a gas giant, it rotates once every 24 days round the equator where it will take more than 35 days for a full rotation near it poles.

We test-drive Meade’s latest computer-controlled catadioptric reflector. Meade’s freshly minted LX65 8-inch telescope certainly has extras. It boasts Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, a computerized GoTo mount with motorized tracking, capacity for two telescopes and Meade’s AudioStar control system software, which offers brief “Astronomer Inside” recorded voice descriptions of chosen celestial objects.

Can this mount’s full-time automatic autoguiding make everyone a deep-sky astrophotographer? There are more active deep-sky astrophotographers today than ever before.

"This is really amazing technology, and it sets the LX600 apart from any other fork-mounted telescope on the market, bar none. In a nutshell, every time you slew the LX600 to a new target, StarLock automatically acquires a suitable guide star and begins guiding the telescope accurately enough for astrophotography."

The LX65 series from Meade Instruments provides amateur astronomers with (1) a simple-to-use and portable deep sky visual observation rig and (2) a budget-friendly way to pursue planetary/lunar astrophotography.

Buying your first telescope is probably going to be your most difficult decision as an amateur astronomer.

Whether you consider purchasing your second telescope or you are new to astronomy but you are looking for a more advanced and larger telescope from day one, there are plenty of options.

Get the most out of your telescope when visually observing the Moon, planets, comets and deep sky objects. We will be reviewing the most popular telescope designs used for observational purposes before venturing into other aspects.

The Sun is located at the centre of the Solar System and is a star formed around 4.6 billion years ago. It is a sphere of hot plasma that appears as mostly white, radiating energy primarily in the visible spectrum and also infrared wavelengths both of which can observed with an appropriate Solar filter.

How to get the most out of the SolarMax III scopes including accessories, observation, basic imaging requirements and provisions for their safe storage and transportation.

This tutorial video demonstrates how to set up and star align the ETX Observer telescopes.