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Choosing Your First Telescope

Choosing a telescope can be a daunting task for a budding amateur astronomer. There are so many designs available across such a large spectrum of cost and quality that even experienced amateur astronomers feel bewildered sometimes. This article attempts to give an overall description of the telescopes and main accessories available in the hobby today, and also some very general advice on choosing a telescope. 

 

Choosing Your First Telescope PDF

 
6 Benefits of doing Amateur Astronomy in the Caribbean

Astronomy is usually seen as the domain of the developed world. However, many people would be surprised to know that, for the purposes of amateur astronomy, the Caribbean region has several distinct advantages over Europe and North America. In fact, noted astrophotographer Damian Peach has said that “The Caribbean is probably the finest site at sea level I have ever observed from with regard to the Astronomical seeing conditions, and Iʼve been able to obtain many very detailed images of the Planets that otherwise would not have been possible.”

 

In this article, I would like to outline 6 benefits that amateur astronomers in the Caribbean enjoy, on average, in comparison to their counterparts in North America and Europe.

 

To read the article, click here. 

 
New Moon Crescent September 2008
A CARINA team led by Isa Mohammed observed and photographed the new moon crescent on the evening of September 30th, 2008.
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2009 Moon Visibility Data for Port-of-Spain

The moon visibility data sheet for Port-Of-Spain 2009 is now available. Click the followng link to download your copy now. 

2009 Moon Visibility Data for Port-of-Spain

 
2008 Moon Visibility Data for Port-of-Spain

The moon visibility data sheet for Port-Of-Spain 2008 is now available. Click the followng link to download your copy now.  

2008 Moon Visibility Data for Port-of-Spain

 
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