Best Handheld Telescopes 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

a handheld telescope

If you want a device that helps you see long distances, but don’t want a bulky one that takes up a lot of space and is heavy and difficult to cart around, you need a handheld telescope. It can be difficult to find what you’re looking for if you’re shopping online. There are lots of […]

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17 Different Types of Telescopes & Their Uses (with Pictures)

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The first telescope was fashioned by German lens-maker Hans Lippershey in 1608, though the first true astronomers were Galileo Galilei and Thomas Harriot, each of whom began stargazing in the early 1600’s. Since then, humans have been finding countless ways to get a closer look at the stars. More types of telescopes have existed than […]

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Best Pocket Microscopes 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

a pocket microscope

Pocket microscopes are portable microscopes that can be taken anywhere with you. Their maneuverability has made them popular in the field of science, and many companies have picked up on the trend and started to make them. There are so many different pocket microscopes that it can be confusing to even think about shopping for […]

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Best Binoculars for Whale Watching 2019 – Reviews & Buying Guide

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Whales got smart when they were being hunted aggressively many years ago, and they learned to stay away from boats and people. If you are one of the many people who love to watch them play, you’ll want a good pair of binoculars to bring them closer to you so you can see them in […]

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The 20 Best Birding Blogs of 2019 That You Should Follow

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The Internet is full of bloggers writing about their passions and interests, and the world of bird-watching is no exception.  From gear specs to informative articles to bird encyclopedias, wading through so much information can be exhausting.  And who wants to spend time combing through this wealth of material when you could be out watching […]

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How to Clean your Spotting Scope (in 5 Quick Steps)

how to clean your spotting scope

Spotting scopes are built for the ruggedness of outdoor use, but that doesn’t mean you want to let them get wrecked by dirt.  Your spotting scope can have a long life if you know how to care for it properly.  Read on to learn the best way to keep your scope in top condition. Related […]

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6 Different Types of Binoculars and Their Uses (with Pictures)

types of binoculars

While the types of modern binoculars can be boiled down to two main differences, roof prism or Porro prism, different stylistic themes make the world of binoculars diverse. You can use them to watch wildlife, track game, see the cosmos, watch a horse race, catch the finer details of a Shakespearean play, see your favorite […]

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Best Spotting Scopes for Birding 2019 – Reviews & Buying Guide

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A spotting scope might seem like a strange tool to use for birding. They’re big, heavy, and not very mobile—unlike the very mobile nature of birds. One minute, you’ve got eyes on the most beautiful pileated woodpecker you’ve ever seen and are getting your camera out. The next, you’re looking at an empty tree and […]

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Best Monoculars for Backpacking & Hiking 2019 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

a monoculars for backpacking & hiking

You may think that you need a pair of large, bulky, expensive binoculars to make the most out of the great outdoors while you’re out backpacking or hiking. And while those aren’t a bad idea, you can get much of the same experience out of a compact, lightweight monocular that won’t hurt your wallet nearly […]

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Best Refractor Telescopes 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

a retractor telescope

A good telescope can open up the entire universe. Give you access to infinity all from the comfort of your backyard. If you are considering getting a telescope, either for recreational or academic purposes, you’re in good company. Many of history’s greatest thinkers were stargazers. But buying the right telescope is no walk in the […]

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