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  • Ten tips for using a new telescope

    First look through a new telescope!

    If you have just bought or been given a new telescope, you are sure to be keen to use it straight away...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Testing your telescope – Part 2

    Testing your telescope – Part 2

    Our previous article described simple checks you can make, including viewing the bright Moon, to show...

     
  • Testing your telescope – Part 1

    Testing your telescope – Part 1

    Stargazing guides often recommend that you get an expert to check a telescope before you buy it. This...

     
  • How to upgrade a cheap telescope

    How to upgrade a cheap telescope

    There are some excellent value telescopes on the market at the moment, largely due to the import of low-priced...

     
  • Different types of telescope

    Different types of telescope

    Choosing a telescope can seem a challenging task for the newcomer to astronomy. There is a bewildering...