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    2023 Geminids Meteor Shower – what’s a Rock Comet?

    One of the major meteor showers for the year is happening soon and in 2023 there’s a New Moon too! What is a meteor shower? As the Earth moves around the Sun each year, there’s more than just the change of seasons and the annual opportunity to light the candles on a cake and sing…

    Christmas and New Year 2023 Trading hours

    It’s that time of the year again! The BINTEL showroom in Glebe and in-person phone and support services are open normal hours throughout December Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30am as well as Saturday from 9.30am to 4.00pm. BINTEL is also open on Sunday, Christmas Eve – 24th of December 2023 – from 9.30am…

    Celestron StarSense Autoguider

    A new cool gadget for Celestron computerised mounts and telescopes lands at BINTEL. We’ve received the new Celestron StarSense Autoguider and this a great add add-on for Celestron computerised mounts and telescopes. What does it do? The Celestron StarSense Autoguider carries out three main tasks: First of all, it automatically aligns either your AZ or…

    How do spacecraft on the other side of the Sun keep working?

    What happens to robotic spacecraft when the Sun gets between the Earth and them? Astronomers eagerly wait for when the planets in Solar System beyond the Earth line up with us. This is when we’re closest to the planet and an ideal placement for both visual observations and photography. This is called “opposition” and simply…

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