Who Invented The Telescope?

Who Invented The Telescope?
Telescope History In this often debated question there are many answers and controversies within the astronomy community. So what is the history of the telescope and who was the creator? Although Galileo Galilei gets credit from some sources for creating the telescope, he wasn't the creator at all. He was the first to use a telescope, and that often gets confused by some with him creating it. He used it in 1609, and became more famous than the actual make

How to Make a Telescope?

How to Make a Telescope?
Make a Telescope It’s not as hard as you think, and to be honest many have already done it for science projects in school. If kids can do it, then what is stopping you from doing it with regular household items? This non-complicated process will allow you to build a Galilean telescope that maxes out at about 9x magnification, good enough for basic daily needs. It is a good starting point, and if you really want to take the lesson from this article, you ca

Jupiter Through A Telescope

Jupiter Through A Telescope
With all of the great planets that you can look at through your brand new telescope, one of the most popular ones is probably going to be Jupiter. Even the rings of Saturn pale in comparison to the popularity that is known as one of the most interesting planets in our solar system, and at one point considered to be the largest overall. With all of the fuss about which is the most popular planet, you can expect Jupiter to be one of the many that is mentione

Reflecting VS Refracting Telescopes: Key Differences

Reflecting VS Refracting Telescopes: Key Differences
The debate has raged on for years about which one is the best for people looking out into the galaxy, but the answer won’t come for you personally unless you understand the differences between the two. This short guide will list the differences between reflecting and refracting telescopes and why you should choose one over the other. Even though the debate will continue to go forward, what you are using your telescope for will play a large part in which on

VY Canis Majoris

VY Canis Majoris
VY Canis Majoris One of the most popular red hypergiants in the galaxy is the VY Canis Majoris found in the constellation Canis Major. Discovered in 1801 by Jerome Lalande, it was listed at the time as a 7th magnitude star. The really disappointing fact about Canis Majoris is that it has been dying since its discovery, but something that red hypergiants this big are used to. At one point it was the largest star in the galaxy but has since been surpassed b

What Can A Beginner Look At With A Telescope?

What Can A Beginner Look At With A Telescope?
There is no shortage of what you can see on any given night. But what are the top places that people aim for when they start out with their telescope? Everyone has a favorite, and there is no set order to go in. But the more popular destinations are below and can be seen from just about any capable telescope. Remember that the better the scope, the better detail you will see when peering through the lens. The Moon Probably the number #1 planet that peopl

What Is A Dobsonian Telescope?

What Is A Dobsonian Telescope?
Created and popularized by John Dobson in the 1960’s, the Dobsonian telescope was created as an alternative to the Newtonian design. It is in every way considered a low cost adaptation of that model, and with its altazimuth base it is able to hold large telescopes with ease. Dobsonian telescopes are sometimes referred to as sidewalk telescopes, although it has been a long time since that term has been used. So what makes it so special and why do some peopl

What to Keep In Mind When Looking At Comets with a Telescope?

What to Keep In Mind When Looking At Comets with a Telescope?
Looking at comets with a telescope is a lot easier than you might think. Granted there are some things that need to be avoided for the best experience, but it is nothing that even a beginner won’t pick up the first few times around. Here are some tips to get you started with looking at comets with a telescope. Telescope Quality Many telescopes have the power to see comets in varying detail, but not a lot can keep up with them. This is not because the com