Best Telescopes for Beginners 2020 – Reviews & Guide

a starter telescope for beginner

When shopping for your first telescope, you will find that some of them come in kits complete with everything you need to get started, and others don’t. Whether you purchase a kit or an individual telescope, be sure that the one you pick has high-quality optics and a smooth and steady mount. We reviewed many […]

Continue reading

Best Telescopes Under $1000 – Top Picks & Reviews 2020

a telescope under $1000

Many people enjoy stargazing and observing the planets. A telescope is needed to get the best view, and there are a ton of them out there to choose from. They are expensive, though, so how do you get one if you live on a budget? We reviewed many telescopes that cost under $1000 and have […]

Continue reading

How Do Night Vision Goggles Work?

night vision

We’ve all seen those movies where the spec-ops soldier takes out a light source and then flips down his night vision goggles for a tactical advantage. While you might not be leading a ranger team into action, there’s no doubt about it — night vision goggles are pretty cool. But just how do they work? […]

Continue reading

Gen2 vs Gen3 Night Vision: What’s the Difference?

gen2 vs gen3 night vision

Night vision optics aren’t just super fun to use, they can be absolutely crucial to those working in low-light situations. But when shopping around for a new set of night vision goggles, you’ll find that these individual instruments belong to a particular generation. But what do these generations even signify? Is there really a difference […]

Continue reading

Night Vision vs Thermal Optics: What’s Best for Hunting?

Night Vision vs. Thermal Optics v1

There’s nothing like a good hunt. But with increased hunting pressure during the daytime, it seems that nighttime hunts are best for some game — especially hogs. However, this poses a big question: how are you supposed to track and find your targets in the middle of the night? Well, there’s a simple answer. You […]

Continue reading

Best 8×42 Binoculars 2020 – Reviews & Buying Guide

an 8x42 binocular

Our 8×42 binocular reviews have been crafted with a singular purpose: to connect buyers of every variety with the right pair for their needs. To do this we spent time studying the market, performing tests that evaluate key factors such as comfort, durability, and clarity. Everything we found has been compiled in the guide before […]

Continue reading

Best 8×32 Binoculars 2020 – Top Picks & Reviews

an 8x32 binocular

A good set of basic binoculars is an underappreciated thing. While a set of 8×32 binoculars won’t let you see what’s at the edge of the horizon, they’re good for use in the forest while hiking or just watching birds at the backyard feeder. You can either add another species to your list of birds […]

Continue reading

How to Choose a Monocular You’ll Love

how to choose a monocular you’ll love

Choosing the right monocular can be tricky, especially with the range of devices you’ll find with a simple Google search. It can be beneficial to spend a little time educating yourself on the differences in monocular devices, decide how you’ll be using your device the most, and try to handle a few different styles to […]

Continue reading

How to Choose a Telescope You’ll Love

a telescope out in the sun

Human beings have been stargazing since the beginning of time. Our fascination with the cosmos is a connection to our origins. And the more we learn about our universe, the more fascinated we become, and the more excitement astronomy holds. But if you want to get a good look at the stars, you first need […]

Continue reading

How to Clean Your Telescope

Your telescope is a fixture, and like any fixture in your house, office, or lab, it’s going to collect dust. This is doubly true if you bring your scope onto hilltops and fields to see the wide-open night skies. But you love your telescope. And keeping it in top shape means keeping it clean, so […]

Continue reading
1 11 12 13 14 15 17