How to Choose Binoculars for Astronomy

Binoculars are essential for astronomy and any stargazer. Binoculars, unlike most telescopes, are intuitive and easy to use. They have a large field of view and display a right-side-up image, making it simple to point them at objects and find what you’re searching for. They also don’t require any setup or alignment; … Read more

International Space Station: Can you see it with a telescope?

International Space Station orbiting the Earth, Earth’s atmosphere, white clouds, black space

The largest man-made object to be in outer space is the International Space Station (ISS), and for years, amateur astronomers have been enjoying observing it drifting past the sky. It can actually be seen from anywhere around the globe with the right conditions. Many people made it a part of their hobby, … Read more

Best Binoculars for Bird Watching

two small birds on a tree branch

Binoculars, like telescopes, are important tools for hobbyists and researchers. Different types of binoculars serve different purposes. There are high-power binoculars that can even replace telescopes when it comes to the magnification of distant objects. Binoculars are a very useful optical device for astronomers and enthusiasts of bird watching or birding. Here are some choices … Read more

Best Places in the US for Birdwatching

flock of birds with long beaks, shallow water, silhouette of trees

Birdwatching or can also be called “birding” is a recreational activity wherein people observe birds by the use of telescopes, binoculars, or just with the naked eye. Besides the use optical instruments, birdwatching also requires significant components for hearing as birds can be easily noticed and determined more auditorily than visually. This … Read more

Advantages of Using Binoculars

Binoculars with red-colored multicoatings

Humans are naturally born full of curiosity and thirst for knowledge; that is why questions after questions are asked about the existence of many things within the Earth, and even outside the Milky Way galaxy and of the existing celestial bodies in the entire Universe. Obviously, our queries about the things that exist millions of light-years … Read more

Messier 81 Galaxy

the Messier 81 spiral galaxy with a huge nucleus

Located 12 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major, Messier 81 is one of the brightest galaxies in the night sky. Messier 81 was discovered along with the nearby Cigar Galaxy (Messier 82) by the German astronomer Johann Elert Bode on December 31, 1774. It has an apparent magnitude of … Read more

Triangulum Galaxy (Messier 33)

a clearer image of Triangulum galaxy

The Triangulum galaxy is a spiral galaxy about 3 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. The galaxy cataloged as Messier 33, or NGC 598, belongs to the Local Group of galaxies, including our Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies. It is one of the smallest in the Local Group and … Read more

Guide to the Best Binoculars for Astronomy and Skywatching

Celestron Cometron 7x50 Binocular

Stargazing is fun in a field, with a blanket, under the sky full of stars. It’s a romantic setting, but what makes it even more interesting is when you have a binocular with you. A telescope may give an up-close view of the stars, but if you want a magnification tool that … Read more