Orion-March 20, 2018

Since the sky was cloudless, I decided to try taking some photos of the constellations and Orion was overhead.  The image was a good first attempt at taking night sky photos from the backyard.  Two issues were planes flying through the image and the light pollution with the longer exposures. A better image is available […]

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Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter Review

I noticed a new product was being released called the Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter.  I had been researching the options for afocal astrophotography.  I have purchased a Carson HookUpz 2.0 and a different model of the SteadyPix Deluxe.  One of the first thing interesting about the SteadyPix Quick was the price which was around

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Binocular review

I decided to go with the Orion 10×50 Binocular Stargazing Kit. I liked this product for a couple of reason.  First, it was the recommended size of binocular.  Second, it came with a software program which was nice because I wanted to research astronomy software also.  Lastly it had a small red flashlight and a

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Binocular purchase

I started doing my research into the next telescope I should purchase.  I currently have the Meade ETX90 but wanted to get something bigger.  But, my initial research said that binoculars were actually a good first step. Orion Telescopes have a great set of videos.  I watched their Getting Started video first which lead into

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