Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.


Observational Astronomy looks at the the more practical aspects of astronomy, including the basics of astronomical telescopes and instruments, observation tips, photography and imaging, how to guides and tutorials and a guide to the nights sky. You will also find information and news about the various space telescopes such as Hubble and Spitzer.


Telrad Reflex Red Dot Finder
30th April 2009Astrophotography
One of the first gadgets I acquired is my Telrad reflex red dot finder. I was experiencing difficulty locating objects in the sky, mainly because I haven't learned every star visible yet.
Skywatcher StarTravel 102 EQ1
7th June 2007Astrophotography
I have just bought another telescope, this time a short tube Skywatcher StarTravel 102 refractor which is a lot smaller and lighter than my 200mm reflector.