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Why are refractors better for astrophotography?

Refractors are compact and lightweight compared to other telescope designs. The focusers are solid and easy to focus. They offer a similar experience to a high-end telephoto camera lens. The image quality potential for astrophotography is exceptional.

Is 80mm aperture good?

If the scope will need to go on an airplane or bus, small and compact is very important. For car travel 80mm is fine.

What is the best telescope to buy for astrophotography?

Most experienced astrophotographers find that a good 4 or 5 inch apochromatic refractor is an excellent choice for deep-sky astrophotography because of its versatility. Such a scope can keep you busy for a long time and last a lifetime. For beginners, a small 65mm, 70mm or 80mm refractor is an excellent choice.

Can you see galaxies with a home telescope?

Telescopes are wonderful! They let you peer into the vast unknown and see stars, planets, nebula and galaxies far, far away. Out in space, there are some beautiful things to see. The Moon is great because it’s our closest neighbour and it’s big and bright.

Which eyepiece is best for viewing the moon?

For a medium power eyepiece (approximately 150X) a 13mm or 14mm eyepiece would do. For a low power eyepiece (about 75X), which are great for finding and centering or observing very large and close objects like the Moon or Sun, an eyepiece between 25mm and 30mm would work well.

Is it bad to stare at a full moon?

Moon gazing is a low-risk way to enhance meditation, so there’s no harm in giving it a try. Looking at the moon won’t damage your eyes the same way looking at the sun will. The moon simply isn’t bright enough to cause harm.

Can I look at the moon with binoculars?

Answer: Most certainly! You can often get the best views of the moon through binoculars. Binoculars are suitable for viewing the Moon, especially if you wish to see the full lunar disc and want a quick view, with minimal set-up time. Also, binoculars are extremely portable.

What strength binoculars do I need?

For most situations, users should look for binoculars from 7x to 10x power. Theatergoers should choose something in the range of 3-5x, depending on your seats; sports fans will be happy with a 7x model; while big-game hunters would need 10x or higher for long-range observations.