What would do if you wanted to look at a very dim object right next to a very bright object? You would use something to block the light from the bright object. Astronomers do exactly that when they use a coronagraph to look at the Sun and stars. Read to learn more about coronagraphs.
Based on the observational data collected by the Kepler telescope, NASA’s Kepler Mission team released results of the data on February 2, 2011. The results were surprising as they pointed out the possibility of Earth-like planets that may harbor life, or intelligent life. Here are some key facts:
Ever wonder if you could find an exoplanet, or how do the professionals do it? Well here is where you will find out some of the best tips!
A telescope could be defined as nothing more than a magnificent instrument that has the ability to bring the sky closer to our eyes. Read the article to find out information on their history, main components, types, characteristics and more.
You have your first telescope. Whether it was a gift or you purchased it yourself, there is a curve to learning to use your instrument. You need tips on learning to use your telescope so you can enjoy it faster, and get the greatest pleasure from seeing the wonders of the heavens.
Looking for good telescopes for kids is not that easy since there are several things you have to consider. These include the usability, durability, and the cost of the telescope. To help you with that, here are a few excellent telescopes that you can buy for your kids.
I say Subaru and what do you think of? An automobile? Well, on this site, when you talk about Subaru, you are talking about a world-class telescope sitting high above the island of Hawaii on top of a dormant volcano. And, you could fit four Subaru Forester automobiles on its primary mirror!
“Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!” If you’re an old Sci-Fi movie buff you might remember this closing line from the 1951 movie, “The Thing From Another World”. But this could be the motto of the Pan-STARRs project as it searches for NEOs – Near Earth Objects.
A refracting telescope has two basic parts—an objective lens that gathers the light and a smaller lens at the focal point that acts as the eyepiece to magnify the image. Variations on this basic design can be of a more complex nature for specialized uses.
A modern reflecting telescope has two major parts—the primary mirror and a secondary mirror. There are many variations to this seemingly simple design however, and it took centuries for the design to be perfected.