Archive for September, 2011

Buying Your Child a Meade Telescope

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

With the school year just getting started, don’t be surprised if your child comes home and tells you that he wants a telescope to start looking at the stars as he has just joined the astronomy club. When you are looking for an entry level telescope you might want to talk to the teacher in charge of the club, chances are good that he will recommend a Meade Telescope.

Why a Meade telescope? The answer is simple; Meade has long been recognized as one of the best entry level telescopes on the market. They feature superior optic for image clarity and even their entry level models offer great magnification so that your budding astronomer will be able to get a great view of the night sky. You can find a selection of entry level telescopes at very affordable prices in our online catalog at

Astronomy Cameras Record What You Are Seeing

Monday, September 26th, 2011

There are times when you are going to want a way to record the stars that you are looking at through your telescopes. While there have been astronomy cameras that take individual pictures using film for many years, it has only been in recent years that the digital camera world has taken a keen interest in the world of astronomy. Today you can find CCD astronomy cameras that can send images directly to your computer.

Once you have recorded the images from your astronomy cameras such as you can buy from, you can then view them at your discretion, blow them up for close study or email them to others for further study. You can even print you pictures or send the files to one of those online printing shops and have them turned into posters you can hang all over your house or classroom.

Are You Using an Astronomy Camera Yet?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

If you spend a fair amount of the night hours staring at the stars and not taking pictures for future reference, you are not getting full value out of your star gazing. For those of you who are students and preparing a report for your class, you will find that an astronomy camera can be a vital part of your astronomy equipment. There are several different varieties on the market, but you will find that the CCD version may be your best alternative.

With the latest CCD astronomy camera such as those available from, you can attach them to your telescope using the special adaptor and then directly to a USB port on your camera. This will let you record everything you see and then use the files for research or to create you report for your astronomy class or simply to create your own desktop wallpaper.

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