Archive for January, 2011

January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Celestron Telescopes – NexStar 114 GT Newtonian Reflector

Today, we are going to feature a particular telescope that we carry from Celestron. Telescopes from Celestron are trusted worldwide by everyone from the novice astronomer to university science departments and even NASA. The NexStar 114 GT Newtonian Reflector Celestron telescope is a great choice for casual stargazers and families wanting to explore the skies. This telescope is fully computerized, meaning that it is easy for anyone to find any of the over 4,000 pre-programmed stars and objects in the sky. With eyepieces that magnify up to 100x and the light gathering power of 265 times that of the human eye, any user can see focused details on galaxies, stars and planets.

Setting up your Celestron telescope

The beauty of owning a NexStar 114 GT Newtonian Reflector from Celestron is that setup takes only minutes. All you need to do is attach your Celestron telescope to the tripod and input some settings including your nearest major city and the date and time and you are ready to explore the skies. You will be able to see everything from polar caps on Mars to the cloud belts of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn without needing complicated equipment. Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes can answer any questions you have about this or other telescopes from Celestron and will help you find the perfect telescope for you and your family.

January 24, 2011

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Navigating the Calendar on Telescopes.net

If you are interested in getting more out of your telescope than just pointing it at the sky and looking hopefully, you will want to check out the calendar for Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes. There you will find excellent resources and links to places that will give you a more in-depth look into astronomy. These resources allow parents and children alike to learn more about phases of the moon, positions of the planets and stars, as well as astronomical history.

When you get to the calendar page, you see a list of astronomical and community events that you can take part in. Astronomical events are more often about phases of the moon and when you can see them in the sky, which helps novices and students learn about recognizing the moon phases and what each looks like. Featured public events let you get involved with the astronomical community and take part in events such as free demonstrations and societal meetings. From there, you can subscribe to calendar updates so you can keep track of events.

Also on the calendar page, Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes allows you to put in your local city and see daily events, such as sunrise and sunset, so you can view each with your telescope. At the bottom is a widget that updates daily with notable astronomical events in history for you to learn more.

January 21, 2011

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Orion Telescopes: ED80T CF Apochromatic Refractor

The other day, we profiled telescopes and accessories from Meade, and today we look to Orion. Telescopes from Orion feature some of the best false-color-free refractors on the market and give you excellent value for your investment. The Orion telescope we are looking at today is the ED80T CF Apochromatic Refractor, an 80mm telescope that is great for wide-field visual or imaging use. This particular model is made of carbon fiber, making it strong, light and thermally stable. The dual-speed focuser is fast and crisp, leaving you with focused images that show no signs of color fringing.

Buying Orion Telescopes

If you are in the market for a refractor take a look at the Orion telescopes available from Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes. You will be able to find the right Orion telescope to meet your budget for any experience level. The ED80T CF is a great product for both experts and amateurs alike, and gives you great quality images without much difficulty. Along with telescopes and cameras, Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes also offers accessories and advice for any of your products and can give you the resources you want to make your experience with your product even better.


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