Astronomy Myth #4- Magnification is the most important aspect to consider when buying a telescope

Well, magnification is important, but only up to a point. Moreover, it is possible to magnify any celestial object up to 1000 times, regardless of the aperture of the telescope, but the reality is that at such high magnifications, the image breaks down completely, again regardless of the aperture. High magnification has the effect of […]

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Welcome To Arrakis

Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Reinier Breytenbach, an amateur astronomer from South Africa. I live near the capital city, Pretoria, but that is not nearly as important as is the fact that I have not kept an observing log for the past 30 years. Why is that important? You may well ask. […]

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