Archive for January, 2011

January 17, 2011

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Meade Telescopes: Series 5000 ED APO

For those individuals that are looking to stargaze or take photos of the sky, finding a high quality telescope for astrophotography can be challenging. You will want to be able to get a telescope that is extremely accurate and is free of color fringing, which can make taking pictures difficult. A Series 5000 ED APO Meade telescope is one that is great for experts looking for focus and clarity. Meade telescopes also amaze novice stargazers with their high resolution and color. You will be amazed at how much you will be able to see and photograph and the value you get for the money.

Meade Telescope Accessories

In order to get the most out of your Meade telescopes, especially if you have a Series 5000 ED APO, you will want to make sure you have all of the accessories you need. From dovetail plates to mounting rings and a case, be sure that you get what you need to maximize your telescope’s performance. It will help if you get a tripod for your telescope so you can be more comfortable when finding stars in the night sky. If you have any questions about Meade telescopes or accessories, go to Woodland Hills Camera and Telescopes for advice or to buy today.

January 14, 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Is your Zodiac sign still accurate?

If you have been following along, or maybe just saw the term posted throughout the Internet on social networking sites, you may be wondering what Ophiuchus means. Ophiuchus, the serpent holder, could be what one professor calls the 13th Zodiac sign. Parke Kunkle, an instructor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, said that his finding is based on the orbit of the Earth and the Sun’s path through Ophiuchus. Although most astrologers discount this theory, the “new sign” could throw all other signs into chaos, meaning that the sign you’ve followed forever may not be accurate. The debate is sure to go back and forth.

View Ophiuchus with a new telescope

Now that Kunkle’s theory has been announced, searches on the constellation have skyrocketed. If you have a telescope or are looking for telescopes for sale, you will be able to get a good look at Ophiuchus. The best time to view the constellation is during the summer in the northern hemisphere. It is located opposite Orion in the sky. The constellation appears as a man grasping a snake (which is the constellation Serpens). In order to get the best look at this constellation, you will want to make sure you have a good quality telescope and a good spot to view it. At Woodland Hills Camera and Telescopes, you can get advice on telescopes to view any celestial event you want.

January 13, 2011

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Opportunities to use your telescope

For those of you in the know, last night you got a chance to see a first quarter moon. Looking at it with the naked eye is one thing, but if you have Orion or Meade telescopes, you were able to study it a little further. With opportunities to look at the planets during the year, it will be much more worth your time to do so with the assistance of a telescope. At Woodland Hills Camera and Telescopes, we have the equipment you need (maybe a Celestron telescope, perhaps?) to enjoy astronomy how you want to.

If you take a look at our calendar of events, you will be able to see more opportunities to use your telescope coming up soon.

Orion, Meade, Celestron or Vixen Telescopes?

Are you looking at telescopes for sale but are unsure which you should buy? Are you new to astronomy and want advice on which telescope to purchase? Feel free to stop by our store if you are in the San Fernando Valley or give us a call and we can assist you. We can help with technical questions and give you the information you want and need before buying your next telescope.


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