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  • A Guide to choosing a Metal Detector
    November 18, 2021

    A Guide to choosing a Metal Detector

    A guide to choosing a Metal Detector  Most importantly, choose a detector with a frequency that is designed to target the type of items that you wish to recover. The Frequency Frequency basics: The number of waves per unit per...

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  • An Introduction to the World of Birding
    February 15, 2021

    An Introduction to the World of Birding

    Join the 50 Million Birders in the United States & Canada If you're looking to get into the hobby of Birding, there are 3 key things that you'll want to consider before venturing out on your first excursion; they are Location, Research,...

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  • Telescope Terminology
    May 28, 2020

    Telescope Terminology

    Collimation: This refers to the alignment of the optic mirrors in a Telescope. Collimation brings collected light into perfect focus. All reflector Telescopes, whether Newtonian or Dobsonian, work by collecting light with a primary mirror at one end of the...

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  • Understanding Telescope Eyepieces & Magnification
    December 13, 2019

    Understanding Telescope Eyepieces & Magnification

    A Basic Guide To Telescope Eyepieces Before we delve into Eyepieces, and how they directly affect the magnification of a Telescope, it's worth noting that all Telescopes will have what is known as a highest useful magnification. The highest useful...

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  • Understanding Telescope Mounts
    November 16, 2019

    Understanding Telescope Mounts

    Alt-Azimuth Mount: Alt-Azimuth is the simplest type of mount with two motions, Altitude (vertical) and Azimuth (horizontal): thus the name Alt-Azimuth. Or the shortened name 'Alt-Az'. The up-down movement changes the instrument’s altitude while the left-right motion changes what’s known...

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  • The Solar System For Kids: Fun Facts
    October 19, 2019

    The Solar System For Kids: Fun Facts

    The Sun: We call it the Solar System because everything in it is centered around the Sun. The word “Solar” is used when we talk about anything to do with the Sun. If you look up into the night sky you can...

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  • Breakdown: The Different Types Of Telescopes
    May 1, 2019

    Breakdown: The Different Types Of Telescopes

    Essentially, as a beginner - you will need to decide between three basic types of Telescopes. These are, the Reflecting Telescope, the Refracting Telescope, and a hybrid of the two which is referred to as a Compound or Catadioptric Telescope....

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