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Solar Eclipse 2017

April 17, 2017 starjunkie 0

Check out everything you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. This will be the first full solar eclipse in the United States since June 1918. This eclipse will run […]

Mounts and Tripods

Photographic Tripods

April 8, 2017 starjunkie 0

Photographic field tripods ensure stability and prevent unwanted movement of cameras, spotting scopes, some small telescopes, and many binoculars.  Many vendors offer a selection of sturdy yet portable field tripods which provide wonderfully smooth motion.

Mounts and Tripods

Goto Mounts

April 8, 2017 starjunkie 0

Computerized GoTo technology now enables telescope users to pinpoint thousands of celestial objects with the push of a few buttons on a keypad. GoTo telescope mounts make finding even the most elusive and faint deep […]

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Alt-Azimuth Mounts

April 8, 2017 starjunkie 0

Providing smooth altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) motion, altazimuth mounts are ideal for smaller telescopes and casual observing sessions. They are also preferred for terrestrial observing with spotting scopes and refractor telescopes.  Altazimuth telescope mounts […]

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Sky Maps of Your Area

March 24, 2017 starjunkie 0

Star charts have been around since there have people alive to chart them. They are a tried and true way to get a visual of what is in the night sky if you are in […]