Bintel has developed these tools for the astronomy community to enjoy. The astronomy calculator is a powerful way to simulate equipment combinations and see how they will perform. We also provide and maintain a calendar and map for astronomy events and societies as well as a sky-focussed weather forecast and narrowband colour preview tool for your images.
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Education & Research Discounts
Are you a school, club, university or research project? You may be eligible for volume discounts. Talk to our experts today about your requirements for volume discount pricing.
Grab an in store bargain!
We have a number of re-boxed items available at discounted prices. Please visit our store and ask our friendly staff about our ex-display models.
Some models currently available include:
- Astromaster 130EQ
- Astromaster 114EQ
- Celestron OMNI 102 XLT AZ
- (Prices range from $200-$400)
January : If you can actually see anything through the bushfire smoke you’ll be able to observe 4 conjunctions this month. Jupiter and the Moon (23rd), Mars and the Moon (21st), Venus and Neptune (27th) and Venus and the Moon (28th). All the summer targets are high early and deep space objects worth shooting for include M42 Orion & Running Man, Thor’s Helmet, Horsehead Nebula, Rosette, Seagull Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster & The Pleades.
You may also want to check on Betelgeuse which is now undergoing a seemingly unprecedented dimming. This might be completely normal OR this could be THE END OF THE WORLD! Ok maybe not. But many of us astrophotographers are hoping it blows up in a supernova to become the brightest object in the sky and the closest supernova to see in recorded history. It’s unlikely to blow away our atmosphere but we don’t really know. The photos would be good though. 🤷🏽♂️💥