Astronomy

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.

Blue Giant Stars - 9 Interesting Facts

Blue Giants – 9 Interesting Facts About Blue Giant Stars

google.com, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 Stars are some of the most widely recognized astronomical objects and are very common in space. There are billions of stars in the Milky Way alone, and their abundance means that there are actually lots of different kinds of stars and each type has its own unique features. Today’s focus are the …

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Which Inventor Created The Telescope Is It Really Galileo

Which Inventor Created The Telescope? Is It Really Galileo?

google.com, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 By today’s standards, the telescope may not seem like a particularly technical device. But it was one of the most important scientific instruments in history and helped usher in an age of discovery that continues to this day. We often get the question, who created the telescope? Many people attribute the …

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Star diagonal on a telescope

Why Is My Telescope Image Upside Down? – Answer & How To Fix

google.com, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 When you look through a telescope at the Moon, you might be a little confused as to why it looks flipped left to right or rotated on its side 180 degrees. Your finderscope perhaps produces an image similarly flipped upside-down. This can be a headache to understand, and many beginners often …

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What Type Of Astrophotography Software Do I Need?

What Type Of Astrophotography Software Do I Need?

google.com, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 When you’ve taken some amazing shots of the night sky, you might think you’re done – but your work is just beginning. Enter astrophotography software, which will get you past the finish line. No matter how wonderful your pictures are, they can always benefit from a bit of image processing.  What, …

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