Smoke and Mirrors: Cognitive Optical Illusions Explained

Paper thin building optical illusion

Do you ever feel like your eyes can’t be trusted because they’re fooling you? Take a look at these photos below: They look confusing, don’t they? If you’re near these places, you would probably grab your monocular or binoculars just to take a closer look at their details, trying to find the flaws. But I’m […]

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The Real History of Telescopes

The telescope, a device tailored to make faraway objects appear close, is one of the best human inventions ever. With it, we can observe various sky objects in detail, compared to binoculars. Ever since its invention, we’ve viewed the world around us differently. But who really discovered this device? The Credited Inventor Contrary to popular belief, […]

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Amazing Objects You Can See with Your Telescope

The invention of the telescope is certainly one of the best things that ever happened. Telescopes allow us to observe the remarkable objects around and beyond our planet, making as more appreciative of the sights we’re able to see. I’m sure you’re ready for this, so let’s begin! Like camera lenses, telescopes are also classified […]

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The Science Behind Atmospheric Optics

Why is the sky blue? How can there be two rainbows in one place at the same time? What causes sunset mirages? How are ice halos formed? These spectacular phenomena are all examples of atmospheric optics. They occur because of the unique optical properties of our wonderful atmosphere. Today, we’re inviting you to step into the […]

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5 Ways to Step Up Your Game with Binoculars

A lot of people think binoculars are only for birdwatching and wildlife viewing. They aren’t made from scratch just for just these two! There’s more to binoculars than meets the eye. Check out these cool and unique ways to use your binoculars! Differentiating Bears Going out hunting? It’s best to know your bears! With your […]

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9 Jaw-Dropping Sky Objects to See Through Your Binoculars

In another awesome and informative article, we’ve explained how binoculars work. But did you know there’s more to these optics than you think? This article will show you why the sky is definitely not the limit! We’ll leave you amazed, with your jaw dropped to the ground! Satellites and Meteors These objects can be seen […]

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10 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You’re a Bird Lover

Before you go and visit the 8 best national parks for birding, follow these Instagram accounts first! They are a feast for the eyes! @heather_thorning – Traveling all around Australia, Heather Thorning takes shots of the most beautiful and rarest birds on Earth. She posts pictures that tell stories. You’ll be amazed at how well […]

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Camera Lenses: What Must I Choose?

Lenses are usually classified according to their specified function or focal range. To guide you in choosing what type of lens is best for a certain job, we have the description of each type below. Standard Zoom These lenses are what usually comes with your DSLR when you purchased it. They cover a focal range […]

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How Does a Digital Camera Work?

Before we start with how a camera works, let’s first take a peek inside a digital camera. PARTS OF A DIGITAL CAMERA: Aperture – This part opens each time you press the button to take a photo. It controls the amount of light that will flow in through the lens then closes after you take […]

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Digital Camera VS. Smartphone Camera: Which is Better?

Image Sensors Depending on the units you’re trying to compare, the photos taken using a digital camera are usually sharper and brighter than photos taken with a smartphone camera. Most of the time, the basis for comparison is the megapixels. Sad to say, megapixels are misleading. For instance, a smartphone might have 12 megapixels but […]

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