5 October 2022

Imaging sensors need to be kept clean to ensure images free of artefacts. Dust is the most common cause of such problems. Fortunately, dust can be removed from a sensor with the right tools.

26 September 2022

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

7 September 2022

Find out how to power your telescope or mount, using a mains power adapter or portable power tank.

26 August 2022

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

12 August 2022

The relevance of celestial object magnitude to imaging. Many amateur astronomers use the apparent magnitude of a celestial object as a guide to selecting a target in terms of its brightness.

25 July 2022

August’s deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

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.

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.

In this video tutorial, you will find out how to setup and align your Meade LX65 telescope.

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.

Learn how to align your Meade altazimuth telescope, including the StarNavigartor NG, ETX Observer, LX65, LX90, LX200 and more.

Learn how to setup your Meade LightBridge Plus telescope quickly and easily.

Learn how to attach your camera to the telescope for planetary photography. Depending on your particular telescope and camera, there is sometimes more than one way to accomplish this.

Learn how to attach your camera to the telescope for prime focus photography. Depending on your particular telescope and camera, there is sometimes more than one way to accomplish this.