Here you can find helpful links to past presentations, including the BASIC basics, a four series presentation from the BAS of Chattanooga.
Part I – Beginning Observer Basics – You Don’t Need a Telescope to Start in Astronomy
Part II – Beginning Observing Basics – Telescope Basics
Part III – Beginning Observing Basics – Beginning Observing
Part IV- Beginning Observing Basics – Beginning Star-Hopping
Links from “A practical guide to visual astronomy”. You can find a recording of my presentation at the Astronomical Society here:
Links & Videos from “Enjoying Your Time at the Eyepiece”.
Settle Videos: Youtube.com/SpaceforEverybody
Choosing a Telescope Mount: Telescopenights.com
Visual Kit Suggestions:
A nice refractor to consider for VISUAL or PHOTOGRAPHIC use – Astro Tech 72mm ED w/ FPL 53: Astrotech.com
Another nice refractor to consider for mostly visual and some Astro-Photography- Sky Watcher 72mm Evostar ED (non disclosed glass, but a lovely instrument) : Telescopes.net
An affordable Alt/Az mount for Visual Use – ScopeTech Zero: AstroHutechstore.com
A Nice tripod to work with the above Alt/Az Mount (Visual Use) – LeoFoto LS-324C (comes with great ball head, and center column): amazon.com/leofoto
Imaging Kit Suggestions:
A Nice refractor for mostly PHOTOGRAPHIC and some VISUAL- Sharpstar 61 ED: agena.com
A Nice mount to start astrophotography/imaging with- iOptron 28 Gem: agena.com
Astronomy Chair Vistil Ergonomic Work Seat: Zoro.com
Zebra Red Flood Light: Zebra.com
Portable Table/Music Stand: amazon.com
The BASIC basics, a four series presenation from the BAS of Chattanooga.
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