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Collimate Dobsonian Telescope (part 1 of 2)

Collimate Dobsonian Telescope (part 1 of 2)

This is a brief video of me unboxing an Orion Laser Collimater, for use in my 10″ GSO Dob. Video Rating: 4 / 5

November 1, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Optical Telescopes Part 2

Optical Telescopes Part 2

The first national observatories were built for two practical reasons: to provide accurate timekeeping, and to assist surveyors with mapping. As technology developed, telescopes became larger and provided more detailed images. Astronomers, in turn, became increasing interested in understanding the stars and objects that they could now see using these higher-resolution telescopes. The 15″ refracting […]

June 13, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Optical Telescopes Part I

Optical Telescopes Part I

The beginning of modern astronomy is often linked to Galileo building his first telescope in 1609 — roughly 400 years ago! While he was not the first person to use a telescope, Galileo made many fascinating discoveries, ultimately revealing that the Earth orbits the sun. This video showcases the Zenith Telescope, built by Troughton & […]

May 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More
First Telescope Purchase Guide (Part 2)

First Telescope Purchase Guide (Part 2)

Recommended: Dobsonian telescopes, Celestron 130SLT, and various Schmidt-Casssegrain telescopes. www.telescope.com In this helpful guide to amateur astronomy, the friendly crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars introduces you to the night sky and how to best observe it. Visit http to find high quality products for amateur astronomers. Video Rating: 4 / 5

February 27, 2012 | 5 Comments More