Advice, tests and tutorials for your successful first steps in visual observation and astrophotography!
The choice of telescopes and accessories is huge, and not every instrument is suitable for everyone. How do you find the right one? Our telescope advice provides answers to the most important questions. You haven’t found what you are looking for? Our consultants are experienced, passionate astronomers who are happy to help you! Click here for the contact form.
Our Christmas telescope buying guide gives recommendations for beginners and some gift ideas.
Aperture, resolution and magnification: the vital knowledge you need to successfully choose a telescope.
Getting started is not difficult - but you need a certain amount of know-how if you want to have lasting fun with astronomy. Our FAQs will help you get started.
Which questions do I need to ask myself in order to find the right telescope? Selecting a telescope step by step.
Should you inspire children and teenagers with astronomy? Why this is a good idea, and which telescopes are suitable for which age group.
Astrophotography sounds complicated, but it's not at all, and it’s great fun. But what is the best way to get started? You'll find the answer here!
No single telescope is the best, instead there are numerous instruments for different purposes and price ranges. Detailed tests to read and download.
Visually, you won’t get far without eyepieces. But which ones are right for my telescope - and how many do I actually need?
Eyepiece sets usually accompany entry-level telescopes, which should cover at least your basic needs.
What are the differences? What can I observe? Which accessories do I need? Everything fully explained.
The most important telescope design types, how they differ from one another, and where their strengths lie: refractor, reflector, Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov.
Condensed telescope information: an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the four important designs.
Stars in the photo: it’s this easy to photograph the Moon, planets and stars. Detailed information fully explained.
Has it got what it takes to create astronomy photos? Seven settings that will turn your SLR camera into an astronomy photo machine.