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.
Submit Your Images to Win!
Images we like most we will be sending a $25 store credit. Just click here to upload your photo as a JPEG with any information about the photo.
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)
November : Orion region with all it’s gems (Running man, Rosette nearby) is rising earlier now though still in the morning. M42 is a great target for beginners due to it’s brightness – but deceptively difficult to do well as many more advanced astrophotographers will attest. Uranus is a worthwhile (albeit small) target to photograph while it’s close to opposition. A series of conjunctions occurs throughout the month with Saturn close to the moon on the 2nd, Venus and Jupiter & the Moon close on the 23rd and 24th, and Mars, Mercury & the Moon doing the same the night afterwards. The Large and small Magellanic Clouds (galaxies) are also visible in the South for imaging and are rich with small and large features like Tarantula nebula or the “Dragon Head” nebula for those with a bit more focal length.
Download November SkyMap PDF