We try not to play favorites here at Optical Mechanics, but we have to admit: astronomy is definitely nearest and dearest to our hearts! We explore the solar system, viewing techniques, galaxies, space travel, and much, much more.

Beginner Astronomers: Light Pollution Might Be Your Greatest Enemy

Beginner Astronomers: Don’t Let Light Pollution Ruin Your Night, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 You want to stargaze and set up your telescope and mount it in your backyard. But then you find that you can’t really see much. Light pollution could be the culprit!   What is light pollution? Light pollution refers to artificial lighting in your environment that can cause the sky to be

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Meade telescopes

Did Meade Telescopes Go Out of Business?, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 Meade Telescopes: The Granddaddy of Them All Meade Instruments (often shortened to Meade) is an American manufacturer that manufactures, imports, and distributes telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, cameras, and telescope accessories. They are known for their Schmidt-Cassegrain, Newtonian, and solar telescopes. History of Meade Instruments Meade was founded in 1972 by

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Green comet streaking through black star-filled sky

Revealed! The Story Behind The Mysterious Mission Green Comet, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 If you were following the news back in early February, you probably remember the mysterious bright green comet seen in the skies between the Big Dipper and Little Dipper. This comet set the minds of many alight as they wondered if they were seeing a scientific discovery in the making. It

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Planets in space

Kepler 442-b: A New Earth?, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 Here on Earth, we may think that we are one of a kind. Since we do not yet have proof of extraterrestrial life, many believe we are truly alone in the universe and the center of it. However, science is working hard to discover other planets that contain life and might be

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