Product reviews: 20mm SP-Series Super Plossl eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
When shopping around for eyepieces it's easy to become overwhelmed by the staggering choices available. Naturally one can gravitate towards the more expensive eyepieces dismissing the cheaper ones as being inferior quality. In the case of the super Plossl from Skywatcher this would be a...
Product reviews: Skywatcher Skyliner 300P FlexTube AUTO
By: Matt Kelly
Some of Skywatcher's best telescopes are their big Dobsonians. The Skyliner flextube is not only big -with a primary mirror of 12 inches- but it's portable to. Making the Flextube not only ideal for back garden observation but also for packing up into the boot...
Product reviews: William Optics 6mm SPL eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
William Optics are fast becoming one of the most popular astronomical companies as their series of telescopes and accessories share a high level of quality at a reasonable cost. The SPL series are a great example of WO's commitment to producing fine equipment, the 6mm...
Are Ufos Real or Hoax
By: M. L. Kiser
Decades ago, people didn’t talk about seeing a UFO or the possibility of extraterrestrial beings visiting Earth, for fear or ridicule. Yet now, one of the greatest scientific minds of our time, Professor Stephen Hawking, has admitted the possibility of extraterrestrial life somewhere besides...
Product reviews: Televue x2 Barlow telescope lens
By: Matt Kelly
Televue have been a company synonymous with quality for a number of years, they are arguably one of the finest producers of astronomical equipment on the market today. There's a good reason for this, the owner of Televue, Al Nagler is an enthusiastic astronomer himself...
Do you believe that aliens have already visited our planet?
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I do believe that aliens have visited our planet and have patrolled our skies, and I believe that they have been here for a quite a while. The reason I believe so is based purely on a scientifically-and-logically-driven train of thought-not a tinfoil hat conspiracy...
Product reviews: Televue 15mm Plossl telescope eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
Televue have always been known for their fine eyepieces, the head of the company Al Nagler is a keen astronomer himself, this love of astronomy is what sets Televue apart from it's rivals. Rather than just churning out eyepieces in the pursuit of profits Televue...
By: Terrence Aym
Ragbir Bhathal, an astrophysicist at the University of Western Sydney claims the light pulses he detected in December 2008 is from the region of space where the extrasolar planet Gliese 581g orbits a red dwarf star.Recently, Gliese 581g was declared 100 percent certain to...
Product reviews: Meade 5000 Series 9mm Super Plossl 1.25" eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
The Plossl is possibly the most widespread eyepiece type of modern astronomy, it's simple but effective design has made it the popular choice for spectacular views at a low cost. Meade are well known for their quality and consistency so the Meade 5000 super Plossl...
Product reviews: Pentax XO 5mm Orthoscopic 1.25 inch eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
These days the dominant eyepiece design is the humble Plossl due to it's overall good quality but there are still a few manufacturers releasing other formats of eyepiece such as Pentax and their 5mm orthoscopic. The 5mm has a total of 5 lens elements spaced...

 

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