Under the stars. How good an astronomer you become depends less on your gear than on building your knowledge and skills. Craters on the Moon with binoculars? Countless wonders await you any clear night.
Telescope design promises to revolutionize amateur astronomy
From Lunar Flashes to Variable Stars: Pro-Am Astronomy Projects - Sky & Telescope
Astronomy is a hobby that will delight curious minds of any age. Outer space is both mysterious and beautiful. The right telescope will let you view stunning details in real time. The best telescope will vary depending on your personal preferences. This is one of the best telescopes to accommodate beginners and amatuers. In addition, you have an equatorial mount featuring setting circles, so you can locate and track objects in the sky. There are a lot of things to love about this telescope.
How to Choose a Telescope
The United Kingdom is a terrible place to use a telescope, at least if you consider the weather. There might be one clear night a week, or worse. So it probably takes a certain amount of bravery for somebody like John McKeon to invest in a telescope and use it to look at the planets in between dodging clouds and rainstorms and snow. Yet, McKeon—by all accounts an amateur telescope enthusiast—spotted something to spark the interest of a professional. A video on March 17, taken using only an inch telescope, shows a flash of something impacting Jupiter.