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Features of the Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope - Orion Telescopes & Binoculars

Features of the Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope – Orion Telescopes & Binoculars

www.telescope.com A look at the features of our SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope. It is a 5 inch relfector telescope on a german equatorial mount. Visit http tofind high quality products for amateur astronomers. To learn more about Astronomy, please visit Orion Resource Center where you can find Articles, Images, How-to Videos and More. www.telescope.com […]

November 12, 2012 | 8 Comments More
Celestron Telescopes

Celestron Telescopes

Celestron EDGE HD 800,Celestron C5 Skywatcher HEQ5 goto mount

October 14, 2012 | 5 Comments More
How to Use Telescopes : Telescope Maintenance

How to Use Telescopes : Telescope Maintenance

Clean telescope lenses and mirrors only every few years and never use a T-shirt or finger to wipe viewing surfaces. Maintain a telescope in working order with an observatory director in this free astronomy video. Expert: Rocky Alvey & Billy Teets Bio: Rocky Alvey is the assistant director of the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory and has […]

October 10, 2012 | 13 Comments More
Astronomy & Telescopes : How to Use a Telescope With Setting Circles

Astronomy & Telescopes : How to Use a Telescope With Setting Circles

Setting circles are used to tell where the telescope is pointed in the sky. Use setting circles by reading ascension and declination with help from an astrophotographer in this free video on astronomy and telescopes. Expert: Billy Teets Contact: www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/ Bio: Billy Teets is a third-year graduate student in physics, with an emphasis on astronomy, […]

August 30, 2012 | 16 Comments More
best telescopes

best telescopes

Looking for the best advice and telescopes for beginners and kids? Visit: www.whatisthebesttelescope.com Video Rating: 0 / 5

July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More
The Star Party - The Moon - Special Tricks to See More (Telescopes)

The Star Party – The Moon – Special Tricks to See More (Telescopes)

www.telescope.com How to best observe this favorite of amateur astronomers. This is an episode of “The Star Party”, a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. Visit http to find high quality products for amateur astronomers. Video Rating: 4 / 5 In 1609, Galileo Galilei first looked through his […]

June 24, 2012 | 10 Comments 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
Space Telescopes and the Hunt for Habitable Planets

Space Telescopes and the Hunt for Habitable Planets

Complete video at: fora.tv Ian Morison describes new planet-detecting astronomical techniques such as “giant occulting screens” and groups of infrared satellite telescopes. Astronomers plan to use these techniques to detect life-supporting atmospheres on other planets. —– Professor Ian Morison discusses one of the hottest topics in astronomy: detecting other solar systems. The methods by which […]

June 10, 2012 | 5 Comments More
The Star Party - "Fuzzies" - Galaxies, Nebulae, Comets (Telescopes)

The Star Party – “Fuzzies” – Galaxies, Nebulae, Comets (Telescopes)

www.telescope.com There are a few tricks to enjoying the more subtle strokes on the cosmic canvas. We’ll show you how in this episode of “The Star Party,” a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. Visit http to find high quality products for amateur astronomers. Video Rating: 4 / […]

June 2, 2012 | 12 Comments 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