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  • Comet may deliver firework show

    Comet may deliver firework show

    A green comet that has been passing close to Earth this month, setting a challenging target for amateur...

     
  • Chance to spot Uranus and Neptune

    Chance to spot Uranus and Neptune

    Some planets are so bright as to be obvious in the night sky. But others are so dim that even many amateur...

     
  • Watch out for dazzling space clouds

    Watch out for dazzling space clouds

    A bright display of natural “space clouds” is predicted to shine down over the UK, Ireland...

     
  • Buying a telescope as a gift

    Buying a telescope as a gift

    A telescope is a popular gift idea for Christmas or birthdays, but buying one can present real problems...

     
  • Great value binoculars from Celestron

    Great value binoculars from Celestron

    Celestron SkyMaster 15×70 binoculars. A good pair of binoculars makes a superb gift for an astronomer....

     
  • Mystery space clouds dazzle Europe

    Mystery space clouds dazzle Europe

    Rare electric-blue clouds on the edge of space have been putting on a spectacular light-show this...

     
  • Get help with YOUR telescope problem

    Get help with YOUR telescope problem

    Anyone who has bought a new product knows how infuriating it is when you cannot get it to work properly....

     
  • Five more targets for your telescope

    Jupiter as seen in a small telescope

    Some of the prime targets for small telescopes that I wrote about in my previous article in January 2008...

     
  • Five top targets for your new telescope

    Mars as viewed through a good amateur telescope

    You were lucky enough to be given your first telescope and the sky is clear. But what should you look...

     
  • Getting started with a new telescope

    A refracting telescope

    There’s nothing that compares with your first outing with your telescope – what astronomers...

     
  • How to collimate a telescope

    A star test

    First you need to be sure that your telescope needs collimation by testing it. Then you have to adjust...

     
  • Testing your telescope – Part 3

    Testing your telescope – Part 3

    The previous test involved a bright star. This next test uses the same bright star, but is much more...