November 28th, 2011
The only thing that could be better than spending hours searching the night sky, studying your favorite planets and constellations, would be the ability to share what you are seeing with others who have the same interests. For many years the only astronomy cameras available were film type and generally this was no more than a 35mm camera mounted on an adaptor plate that let you take single pictures.
Modern astronomy cameras are CCD video cameras that have been designed specifically for use with telescopes and are capable of taking both single pictures and video recordings that can show a meteor shower in all of its glory with such clarity that you can stream the images online to anyone who shares your interest. You can even take these amazingly crisp images, load them onto a USB flash drive and have your local print shop turn them into stunning posters for your wall or to give away as gifts.
November 23rd, 2011
For the avid astronomer there is something very magical about what they see through the lens of their telescope. The hardest part of this magic is trying to share it with others who are not there to see it. Imagine seeing Haley’s Comet as it passed by and not being able to share the sight with someone else because they were not there to see it. If you had a CCD astronomy camera, you could share the images you are seeing with anyone who has a computer, whether they are connected to the Internet or not.
Once you capture and save you images that you have captured with your astronomy camera, you can share them online, print them out or load them up on a flash drive to take with you anywhere you go. This is something you could never do with a film type camera and has opened up a whole new world of sharing to the serious astronomer.
November 22nd, 2011
When your child asks you to buy him one of the latest Celestron telescopes for his birthday this year you realize that he could just as easily have been speaking Swahili for all that you know when it comes to shopping for a new telescope. However, you should not let this deter you from buying your son the gift he most wants for his birthday; instead you will need to spend some time online looking for somewhere that can help you learn how to buy a telescope.
At Telescopes.net, not only do we sell all of the latest Celestron telescopes at a price that is not going to break your budget, we have an entire section of our website that is dedicated to teaching you everything you need to know about buying a telescope. In our Choose and Use Your Gear section there is a sub section that explains how to choose a telescope in easy to understand terms so that you can shop with the confidence that comes with knowing how to buy the right telescope for your teen.