Table of contents

All links in bold are translated into English.


What Can You See with a Telescope?
Choosing a telescope
Assistant in choosing a telescope
Black list of telescopes
The main functional units of the telescope
I got a telescope. What’s next?
Choosing Eyepieces. A Guide on Choosing The Right Telescope Eyepieces
Choosing astronomical binoculars
Red Dot — finder
About observing the Sun
Dobson’s collapsible mount
Telescope optics cleaning. Refractors and catadioptrics.
Comparison of Sky-Watcher BK705 and BKP1145 on the Orion Nebula.
Observations with a telescope outside the city. Tips for organizing astronomical observations
Laser Go-To for Dobsian

Search for objects

Angular sizes of the Moon and other celestial objects
How to add your object to Stellarium
M1 Crab nebula
M8, M20 (nebulas)
M17 «Omega» (nebula)
M13 Globular cluster)
M27 Dumbbell (Planetary Nebula)
M31 “Andromeda nebula” (galaxy)
M42 “Orion Nebula.”
M51 Whirlpool (galaxy)
M57 “Ring” (planetary nebula)
M81 and M82 (galaxy)
M104 “Sombrero” (galaxy)
NGC 6210 Turtle (Planetary Nebula)
NGC 7009 Saturn (Planetary Nebula)
Barnard’s Star
NGC 7662 Blue Snowball (Nebula)
Nebula complex “Veil”
NGC 2392 Eskimo Planetary Nebula
NGC 7000 North America


Astrophotography manuals

Lunar and planetary Astrophotography FAQ
Capturing and processing of planets
Capturing and processing of the Moon and the Sun
Saturn – movie for training
WinJUPOS — derotation of color images.
Astrophotography with long expositions
Reducing chromatic aberrations at astrophoto
Processing video of Jupiter – video manual
Video tutorial: Processing of NGC 6826 Blinking Planetary Nebula.
Recommendations for daytime capturing of planets.

Photo gallery
Old photo gallery, pictures until 2015.

All images

Images from different telescopes:

Sky-Watcher BKP150750
Celestron NexStar 8 SE
Sky-Watcher SKP2001EQ5
Coronado PST H-alpha
Celestron 102 SLT
Sky-Watcher SK 90 Mak
Sky-Watcher BK 12″ Dob Retractable
Deepsky 80\560ED
Sky-Watcher BKP1145
Sky-Watcher BK705
Celestron Astromaster 76 EQ
Deepsky Mak 60



Telescope Reviews:
Sky-Watcher BKP150750 OTA
Sky-Watcher SK 90 Mak
Celestron 102 SLT + Coronado PST H-alpha
Sky-Watcher BK705 OTA
Sky-Watcher BKP1145 OTA
Sky-Watcher BK DOB 76
Comparison of Sky-Watcher BK705 and BKP1145 on the Orion Nebula.
Meade Infinity 70
Sturman HQ2 90080EQ
DeepSky Mak 60
Celestron Nexstar 8 SE — first impressions
Celestron AstroMaster 76 (optical tube only)
Deepsky 80\560ED

Mounts reviews:
Veber TY-1
Vixen Porta II
Meade LX85
Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi on Star Adventurer tripod

Eyepiece reviews:
Explore Scientific 30mm 82°, 2″ (new version).
Explore Scientific 30mm 82° 2″ (old version).
Explore Scientific 24mm 68° 1.25″
Nagler 17 type 4, 2″ (17 mm, 82°)
Explore Scientific 11mm 82°, 1.25″.
Meade Super Plossl 15mm Multi-Coated, 1.25″
«Noname» 6mm 66°
Celestron Zoom 8-24mm 1.25″
Sky-Watcher LET 5mm, 1.25″
Baader Hyperion 3.5 mm 1.25″\2″
DeepSky UW 16mm 80°, 1,25″
Levenhuk Ra LER 3 mm 1.25″
Celestron Ultima LX 17 mm 70°, 1.25″\2″
Сelestron X-Cel LX 7mm
Explore Scientific LER 52° 6,5 mm, 1,25″ (AR)

Barlow lens reviews, correctors
Sky-Watcher 2x 1.25” Achromatic Barlow Lens with T-adapter
Barlow lens NPZ PAG 3-5x
Baader MPCC II
Atmospheric dispersion corrector ZWO ADC

Astronomical Filter Reviews:
Filters test – Baader UHC-S, Levenhuk CLS, Deepsky OIII
Deepsky OIII 1.25″
Everest UHC 1.25″
Filter Svbony CLS Clip EOS-C
Optolong L-Pro
Svbony UHC 1.25″
Filter test: Svbony CLS clip EOS-C, Svbony UHC 1.25″, Datyson UHC 1.25″, Konus ALP 1.25″, Baader UHC-S 2″, Baader Neodymium 1.25″, Optolong L-Pro clip EOS-C, Optolong L-Pro 1.25″, Deepsky H-alpha 12 nm 1.25″, Solomark CCD OIII 12 nm 1.25″
Optolong L-eNhance 1.25″
Explore Scientific O-III 1.25″

Other accessories:
Baader Planetarium Q-Turret
Cheap laser collimator from Aliexpress
Simple spectroscope

Photo lens
Hikvision HV0733D-6MP (7-33 mm, F0.95, CS-mount)

Canon 550D and ZWO 120 MC
Cameras Meade LPI-G and LPI-G Advanced

Binoculars, spotting scopes:
Celestron C70 Mini Mak
Binocular Veber Ultra Compact 8×42 WP
Celestron UpClose G2 10 × 50 (incomplete disassembly)
ZOMZ BGSH 2.3х40
Nikon Sporter EX 8×42
Pentax Papilio 8.5×21
Pentax 8×21 UCF R
JJ-Astro (Oberwerk) 22×100 binocular review
Meade 8×42 Rainforest Pro
Pentax SP 10×50 WP
DDoptics 8×56 gen II binoculars
Veber Prima 5×20 (Larrex)
Pentax ZD 8×43 ED
Levenhuk Sherman Pro 6.5×32
Visionking 5×25
Olympus 10×42 EXWP I
Fujinon KF 8x32W
Forester 8x42ED

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