Green Dot vs. Red Dot Sight: What’s the Difference?

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Introduction The goal here is not to get too technical, but to provide some clear and concise answers to the questions that have come up more and more recently: what exactly is the difference between a green dot and a red dot? Which one is better? Many reflex and holographic sights come with both red […]

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How Far Is Uranus From the Sun?

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When it comes to the outer worlds, there’s little doubt that they’re extremely far away. Considering that Uranus is over three times the size of Earth, you might be wondering why it’s so hard to spot in a telescope. The answer is because it’s far away — really far. But exactly how far is Uranus […]

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How Far Is Neptune From the Sun?


Whether you’re trying to spot Neptune in the sky or are curious about how far the outer planets really are, you’ve come to the right place. We break down everything that you need to know and do our best to give you a few comparisons that will help you comprehend the vast distances of our […]

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How Far Is Neptune From the Earth?

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While Neptune might be the eighth planet from the Sun, that hasn’t stopped determined backyard astronomers from trying to spot it in the sky. But if you’re trying to spot Neptune, you’re going to need excellent conditions and an even better telescope because it’s so far from Earth. But exactly how far away is Neptune […]

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How Big Is Jupiter?

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Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and by far the largest planet in our solar system. But exactly how big is Jupiter compared to Earth? We answer that question and so much more here. Determining how big a planet is is about more than determining its diameter. But don’t worry, we go over […]

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What is a Barlow Lens and Why do Astronomers Use Them


If you’re new to astronomy, a term that you want to become familiar with is the Barlow lens. These nifty little tools are commonplace at star parties, in backyard astronomer’s tool kits, and even at observatories. After learning more about them, you’ll understand why. The good news is that the basic concept is easy to […]

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Camcorder vs Camera: Which Is Better for Your Needs?

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You know, you should be very grateful these technological advancements have helped the industry improve the quality of pictures and videos taken using camcorders and cameras. Back in the day, it was very difficult to capture a breathtaking video, even if you had a wealth of experience in the field. Ironically, these advancements also came […]

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8 Best Scopes for 6.5 Grendel in 2021 — Reviews & Top Picks

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Just because you have the perfect round and the perfect rifle doesn’t mean you can make any shot. That’s because you need the perfect scope too! That’s why we took the time to track down and review eight of the best scopes for a 6.5 Grendel. With any of these scopes, the next time that […]

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How Far Away Is Mars? How Long Would it Take to Travel There?

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No planet draws as much awe and speculation as the Red Planet, despite the fact that it’s not even our closest planetary neighbor (that honor belongs to Venus). But when it comes to sci-fi stories and a rabid imagination, it’s all about Mars. This planet was discovered by Galileo way back in 1610, and it’s […]

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How Far Away Is Jupiter? How Long Would it Take to Travel There?

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If you’re interested in the fifth planet from the Sun, you’re not alone. This gas giant has been the object of awe and admiration for millennia, long before anyone even knew what to expect! Now we have a better understanding of this behemoth of a planet, but there’s still plenty to explore. But how far […]

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