Top 10 Night Sky Objects for Astronomy Beginners

Your first telescope or binocular has just arrived and now you can’t wait to try it out. Trust me, I remember this feeling very well. The universe is calling and it want to be discovered by you. There are so many exciting objects to explore. So, what to aim your telescope at?  I created a … Read more

German Equatorial Mounts (GEMs) – Overview and Working

This article explains how German Equatorial Mounts work. Most people are familiar with camera tripods that offer vertical movement and head rotation. Telescope mounts based on this principle are called Altitude-Azimuth mounts, or Alt-Az mounts for short. German Equatorial Mounts (GEMs) are more complex, but they are preferred by astrophotographers and observers who like to … Read more