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The Best Telescopes Review of 2017 Banner

Wow, 2017 really flew by! Once again, we have compiled our new Best Telescopes this year 2017 which was well received last year. In 2017, some new telescopes such as the Celestron Inspire Series telescopes have impressed and set the scene with new features and better optics. Longstanding favourites such as the Celestron Astromaster Series and Saxon Dobsonians also appear in the list again. Compared to last year, we consider a few more categories for new telescopes users, such as best land viewing telescopes, best manual telescopes for kids, and more. Read on to see our ratings.

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Perth

Great Starter Reading Kit for Perth Amateur Astronomers. Find out great places to observe near Perth, WA, list of amateur astronomy societies and some handy travel-friendly scopes.

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How To Do A Polar Alignment In The Southern Hemisphere

Through this guide, we hope to illustrate how to polar align your telescope in the Southern Hemisphere so you can do it with ease.

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Why You Are Using Binoculars Incorrectly

Introduction As an binoculars retailer, we have seen a fair share of people who have used binoculars for years but are still unsure about how to use and maintain them […]

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Reviewing the Skyhawk 3.0 Range

Designed for bird, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the Steiner Skyhawk 3.0 Birdwatching Binoculars is the product of years of intensive research, design and vigorous testing. Similar to other German binoculars, Steiner binoculars possess an optical performance that is one to boast. For those on a flexible medium-sized budget, the Skyhawk 3.0 sits at a comfortable price point for most users.

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Perth Observatory

You can’t predict how much you will like astronomy. This is a very common dilemma for our customers who are unsure about whether they should buy the more expensive scope, the […]

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5 Tried and True Fantastic Beginner and Kid Telescopes

5 Beginner and Kids Telescope Recommendations from the OpticsCentral Staff. We consider four important factors that have iconically been valued by our customers when choosing their scopes and put forward our 5 favourite telescopes for kids and beginners that fits those needs!

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Revisiting the OpticsCentral Open Night 2016 in Melbourne

Revisit OpticsCentral Open Night 2016 with us as we contemplate the great family-friendly night we had with telescopes, ASV, Saxon and Celestron, goodie bags, raffles and more!

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Easy Guide for Getting Binoculars for the First Time

Overwhelmed by all the information on the internet about choosing the perfect pair of birdwatching binoculars? All you wanted to do is to identify and observe birds from far away […]

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What we know about Proxima B so far

Photo credit: ESO “The potential [of life] is there. I’d say we haven’t found any reason why life couldn’t be there yet.” – Coughlin, a SETI astronomer working with NASA’s […]

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