Useful Astronomical Information

This page will allow you to browse the site to obtain answers to many of your astronomical questions, including how to choose a telescope and how to get started in CCD imaging.

Click on each link to take you to the relevant section of this web site.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE A TELESCOPE
We are often asked by people, "Which telescope should I buy?"  Well, that's a tough question to answer, because choosing a telescope is like choosing a car - one size doesn't fit all!  So, we've prepared some guidance notes, which should give you enough information to get started.  

Click on our little friend on the right.

   

ASTRONOMICAL OBJECTS - DEFINITIONS
People also regularly ask us to explain the difference between a globular cluster and an open cluster, or between a galaxy and a nebula.  Here is a link to some information which might help answer some of these questions.

   

INTERESTING ASTRONOMICAL QUESTIONS
Read these pages for answers to your general astronomy questions.  We get a lot of interesting questions at star parties and elsewhere, and these several pages are devoted to trying to answer as many of these questions as possible.   If you have more - please mail us using the link on the front page.

   

BASIC CCD IMAGING
Thinking of  buying a CCD camera and are totally confused?  You've already bought one and are still confused?  These notes may help you to set up and use the camera and give some guidance on image processing.  There's a lot more to imaging and processing than we've written here.  Feel free to E-mail us with questions.

   

 

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