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The fast track: technical knowledge at a glance

What is an equatorial mount? What is meant by field of view? How does a condenser work? The world of nature observing is populated with many technical terms. In this glossary you will find many technical expressions simply explained. You can see an Info icon after many terms in the technical data. Click on it and you will find out more about that particular term.
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  • Binoculars (5)
    Binoculars are ideal devices for observing distant objects.
  • Books & more (1)
  • Globes (2)
    A globe is a spherical model of the Earth, the sky, or other planets.
  • Magnifying glasses (2)
  • Microscopes (4)
    Microscopes dedicate themselves to the exploration of the microcosm. Even with simple tools you can observe the world of tiny things.
  • Night vision devices (3)
    Night vision devices allow you to see at night. They reinforce the available residual light.
  • Observatories (1)
  • Rangefinder (3)
    Rangefinders are used for the precise determination of distances between 5 and 1,500 metres.
  • Riflescopes (2)
    Riflescopes bring distant targets and objects closer, for better accuracy.
  • Spotting scopes (5)
    Special telescopes for nature observing. Spotting scopes are usually very compact and offer higher levels of magnification than binoculars.
  • Telescope accessories (5)
  • Telescopes (9)
  • Tripods & Mounts (1)
    A tripod must be one thing above all: stable!
  • Wildlife cameras (1)
    Wildlife cameras can be used to photograph or even film animals undisturbed in the wild.
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