Archive for the "Telescopes" Category

The LSST Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project

An interesting new global mega-project that will be operational by 2016 or so is the LSST project, or the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project. Scientists and engineers are planning to build and use a large wide-view telescope to scan and photograph large sections of deep space. Much of this data in the form of “deep [...]

Astronomy Posters and Space Posters from Hubble and other Telescopes

I was thinking that an interesting idea would be to obtain a collection of some astronomy images from astrophotography of space and the universe obtained with the Hubble telescope and other telescopes. One way to do this that I thought of would be to buy astronomy and space posters, and then post those posters in [...]

Buying a Telescope or Binoculars to Look at Stars or Planets

I was doing a bit of research because I initially wanted to buy a telescope to look at the stars or planets.  Entry-level telescopes seemed to be reasonably priced.  However, if I wanted to take pictures to perform astrophotography, it actually started to get really expensive.  I was also reading that sometimes, it’s quite difficult [...]