VY Canis Majoris Star Facts

VY Canis Majoris Star Facts

VY Canis Majoris (VY CMa) stands out as one of the most extreme stars in the Milky Way. VY CMa is found in the constellation Canis Major and lies some … Read more

Rigel Star Facts

Orion Stars

The hunter constellation Orion heralds the changing of seasons across the globe. As it rises, so does one of the brightest stars in the sky: Rigel. The blue-white gem is … Read more

Pirate Telescope for Kids

Pirate Navigation Handheld Brass Telescope

The 6-inch handheld brass telescope from Pirate Navigation is a fun, beautifully crafted, functioning telescope. Popular as a gift for young children, this tiny telescope provides a creative way to … Read more

Sirius Star Facts

Sirius Star Facts

Sirius is the brightest star that can be seen with a visual magnitude -1.46. It is also known as the dog star and even sometimes called the alpha canis majoris.  … Read more

Betelgeuse Star Facts

Betelgeuse Star Facts

Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star located 640.5 light years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The star is located in the upper-left corner of Orion the Hunter, forming his … Read more

Best Barlow Lenses

Best Barlow Lenses

Choosing a Barlow lens does seem pretty straightforward, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind so that you get the best viewing experience. One of the great … Read more