How to Clean your Spotting Scope

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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Best Budget Telescopes 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

a budget telescope

You may think that you need to spend a lot to get a telescope that can unlock the natural beauty of the night sky. However, there are plenty of companies out there that make great equipment available at a low price. Of course, shopping online for budget items can be frustrating. It can be hard […]

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Top 8 Things You Can See With a Small Telescope

space picture

Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge and purchased a telescope. You’ve set it up, twisted the dials and knobs, read the manual, fastened it to the tripod, pointed it at the sky… and now what? While you can have a great time just pointing your telescope at various stars and trying to get a closer look, […]

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5 Different Uses for a Rangefinder

different ways to use a rangefinder

Most modern rangefinders use laser technology to give accurate distance measurements. While it’s possible to use trigonometry to make distance calculations, most people who use rangefinders for sports or photography rely on technology to make the job easier. But what are all the most practical applications for using a rangefinder? If you own a rangefinder, […]

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6 Different Types of Binoculars & Their Differences

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 Binoculars for Theater & Opera 2019 – Reviews & Top Picks

a binocular for theater & opera

Binoculars for the theater have to meet different criteria than binoculars for bird watching. For starters, they need to look right for the setting. If they’re too big, you’ll look unsophisticated. They have to look sleek, even elegant, while also helping you see what’s on stage. Theater glasses once had a certain look to them. […]

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Best Celestron Telescope Reviews 2019 – Top Picks & Guide

a celestron telescope

Celestron may be a name you know in the field of astronomy, and the reason is simple. They make good telescopes. If you’re looking to up your astronomy or nature-viewing game, then a Celestron telescope may be an option worth looking into. While you may think that a company like that would have nothing for […]

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Best Lightweight Binoculars for Travel 2019 – Reviews & Top Picks

a lightweight binocular for travel

When traveling, it’s always a good idea to pack as lightly as possible. Whether you’re trying to save some money on luggage on your flights or trying to make it through the day without a sore back, lightweight equipment can go a long way towards making your trip better. Of course, you don’t want to […]

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Best Binoculars for Whale Watching 2019 – Reviews & Buying Guide

a whale

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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Best Binoculars for Elk Hunting 2019 – Reviews & Buying Guide

an elk

For some hunters, an elk hunt is the fulfillment of a lifetime wish. Elk are bigger than deer and more scarce, so they can offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience … and a lot of food. Elk hunting also requires specialized equipment because it can involve long, open distances. That means any hunting trip requires powerful binoculars, […]

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