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Choosing Your Astronomy Equipment

Hobby Killers: What Telescopes Not to Buy

Here’s how to avoid buying an expensive doorstop.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Low-Tech Eclipse Viewing

What to do if you're caught without optics on eclipse day. Low-tech eclipse viewing options from pinhole to binocular projection.

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Solar Finders: Safely Target the Sun with Your Telescope

Solar finders help you point out the obvious (the Sun) without damaging your eyes or equipment. Here are some easy homemade solutions for you to try.