Celestron UK https://www.celestron.co.uk by David Hinds Ltd Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:43:05 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Celestron lens shade and dew shield https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/09/15/celestron-lens-shade-and-dew-shield/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:53:43 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=19147 The Celestron lens shade and dew shield is an ideal accessory for your Schmidt Cassegrain or EdgeHD telescope. This accessory helps combat stray light for better “more contrasty” viewing and prevents excess moisture in the air from forming condensation on the corrector lens keeping “dew at bay”. It is made from flexible plastic and will…

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Using Celestron eyepieces with Celestron spotting scopes https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/09/08/using-celestron-eyepieces-with-celestron-spotting-scopes/ Tue, 08 Sep 2020 14:25:39 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=19101 Apart from astronomical telescopes and accessories, Celestron offer a range of nature watching spotting scopes. Take for example, their Hummingbird 7-22x50mm micro spotter which is an ideal ultra-portable travel scope for you to put in your pocket and take out with you or on holiday. Due to its diminutive size and low weight it has…

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Imaging the winter sky with the Celestron RASA 8″ https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/09/02/imaging-the-winter-sky-with-the-celestron-rasa-8/ Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:20:14 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=19062 After our recent post on imaging the autumn sky with Celestron’s 8″ RASA telescope, we had a lot of enquiries about many aspects of this telescope and imaging with it. As that blog post proved to be popular, we’ve decided to follow it up with an “imaging the winter sky with the 8″ RASA” post…

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Imaging our autumn sky with Celestron’s 8″ RASA https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/08/25/imaging-our-autumn-sky-with-celestrons-8-rasa/ Tue, 25 Aug 2020 10:44:00 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=18921 We are often asked what sort of field of view will one get with the fast F/2 Celestron RASA 8″ imaging telescope. The answer does depend on the size of sensor in your imaging camera and Celestron state that the image circle is 22mm in diameter which gives a 3.15° field. They also mention that the…

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Mounting a telescope or other accessories to a mount – Celestron CGE Universal Mounting Plate https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/08/18/mounting-a-telescope-or-other-accessories-to-a-mount-celestron-cge-universal-mounting-plate/ Tue, 18 Aug 2020 15:04:09 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=18863 If you have a telescope that comes with a Vixen/CG-5 style dovetail bar, or just with tube rings and no dovetail bar, and your mount can accommodate the wide CGE-style bar (e.g. CGE, CGE Pro, CGX, CGX-L, CGEM or CGEM-DX mount) then Celestron’s CGE Universal Mounting Plate could be for you. This wide bar is…

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Celestron RASA 8″ Mirrorless Camera Adaptors – update https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/08/11/celestron-rasa-8-mirrorless-camera-adaptors-update/ Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:51:45 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=18846 Celestron’s RASA 8″ has become a very popular (imaging) telescope. Its low weight (~7.7kg) and relatively small size means that wide field, fast (F/2) imaging can be done by anyone with one of the popular low cost mid-range German EQ mounts. For imaging with the RASA you can use a dedicated astronomy imaging camera or…

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Celestron UK August 2020 newsletter https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/08/04/celestron-uk-august-2020-newsletter/ Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:28:19 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=18842 We’ve just published our latest newsletter for August. It features the new very limited edition Celestron 60th anniversary Evolution 8″ EdgeHD model with StarSense, filters for observing the Moon and the upcoming Perseid meteor shower. We also have our monthly night sky summary guide too. You can read it here.  

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Celestron 1.25″ Moon Filter Set https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/07/28/celestron-1-25-moon-filter-set/ Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:00:03 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=18836 The Moon is always a popular target both with beginners as well as with more seasoned observers. There are lots to see – craters, “seas” and mountain ranges – and even with a small telescope like Celestron’s AstroMaster 70 AZ you can become a “Lunar rover”! The Moon can be bright to look at when…

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Celestron Hummingbird Micro ED Spotting Scope – a perfect travelling companion https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/07/21/celestron-hummingbird-micro-ed-spotting-scope-a-perfect-travelling-companion/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 09:50:44 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=18815 We often find that those interested in astronomy are also interested in the natural world around us too. A telescope, such as the very popular Celestron NexStar 5″ SLT or Evolution 8″ can, with the addition of an optional image erecting prism, be used for terrestrial use. However although these two aforementioned telescopes are often…

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Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE – naked eye comet https://www.celestron.co.uk/2020/07/14/comet-c-2020-f3-neowise-naked-eye-comet/ Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:00:06 +0000 https://www.celestron.co.uk/?p=18801 Most of us may know by now that there is a bright naked-eye comet visible in the northern sky. It is currently at an observed magnitude of ~1.5 and has 5-6 degree tail. The image below shows the path of the comet during July and until end of August, at just after midnight, at 5…

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