Splitting doubles #1: epsilon Lyrae

Nice widely separarted double(-double) star – good starting point for a new little "sport" project, which, I hope, would culminate in splitting Sirius A and B. Well, this system is a challenge by itself – both ε1 and ε2 are not resolved as doubles here. Well, I was going too boldly. With pixel scale of 1,18" and blobish stars with … Read More

moon 1

My best moon shot yet. This photo doesn’t look as good as the actual thing in the telescope, but definitely getting better. Also got a good look at Jupiter last night, but I don’t yet have a good enough grip on using the camera with the telescope to take a picture of a bright dot and it’s four little brother … Read More

A pic of my new 13mm Orion Stratus eyepiece on my Meade ETX-80 telescope

A pic of my new 13mm Orion Stratus eyepiece on my Meade ETX-80 telescope

A pic of my new 13mm Orion Stratus eyepiece on my Meade ETX-80 telescope

A pic of my new 13mm Orion Stratus eyepiece on my Meade ETX-80 telescope

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Orion Europa 250 telescope – first look at the moon and photos with this telescope thru the eyepiece by holding the camera over top

Orion 8921 9mm Expanse Telescope Eyepiece

With their 66° apparent field of view, our Expanse wide-field eyepieces will definitely turn up the Wow! factor in your deep-sky observing experiences! Imagine taking in objects like the Andromeda Galaxy, the Double Cluster, or the star clouds in Sagittarius in one sweep! With an Expanse in your focuser, you can! Expanse oculars have big eye lenses and great eye … Read More

Orion 8828 32mm Q70 Wide-Field Telescope Eyepiece

Peering into space with a Q70 2″ telescope eyepiece puts your favorite nebulas and galaxies in a wonderful new perspective. Gas clouds glow and stellar clusters glitter amid a seemingly endless ocean of black space, thanks to the Q70s’ super-wide 70° apparent field of view. Each Q70 has five lens, multi-coated, high-index glass elements for sharp, high-contrast images with excellent … Read More

Orion 8741 25mm Sirius Plossl Telescope Eyepiece

With a wide 50-degree apparent field, our Sirius Plossl line of eyepieces provide clear, sharp images of impressively high contrast. They’re suitable all telescope types: reflector, refractor, and catadioptric. Each 4-element Sirius Plossl is multi-coated for excellent light transmission and bright observations. Lens edges are blackened to reduce scattering of stray light and maximize contrast. Lenses are mounted in black … Read More