Getting Started with PHD2 Guiding – Setup, Troubleshooting & Tips

New to astrophotography or an old hand looking for the latest updates on PHD guiding? Dylan O’Donnell gives an overview of PHD2 guiding software, what it is and how to use it properly.

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Bintel Coronavirus Update

SYDNEY STORE IS OPEN (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) In the interest of public health you MUST contact us before arriving at the store. The Sydney Store is open by appointment only including for Click and Collect orders. The Online Store is still taking orders as normal with same day shipping where possible.  CALL (02) 9518 7255 CHECK HOURS…

QLD Town Named After Comet see it return – 5000 Years Early.

The Great Comet on 1844 was seen in many places across the world  but prominently here in Australia. “Ludwig Leichhardt saw Comet Wilmot in the sky on 29 December 1844 while walking along the banks of a creek in central Queensland (Lang, 1847:315), prompting him to name the site Comet Creek. The town of Comet,…

Earth has 2 Moons Now

A new car-sized chunk of space rock has been captured by the Earth’s gravity and is now orbiting the Earth as a “mini-moon”. Designated 2020 CD3 it was discovered by astronomers Theodore Pruyne and Kacper Wierzchoś on 15 February 2020 at Mount Lemmon Observatory during a regular survey of near-earth objects. Its orbit around Earth…

Customer Featured Image : Leigh Hassell

Congratulations to Leigh Hassell who has won a store voucher! (Want to submit your image for a chance? Click here!) Name: Leigh Hassell Photoname: Orion and Running Man Nebulae Notes: Taken with a Williams Optics Z73, ZWO ASI294MC-P, Sky Watcher HEQ5 Mount, ZWO OAG with an ASI224MC guide-cam. Bintel Products used in this image: 

Is Betelgeuse Ok?

BETELGEUSE UPDATE (spoiler alert – it’s still there.) As you may have heard, Betelgeuse, the red giant which we know is towards the end of it’s stellar evolution and ready to go supernova, recently had an unprecedented dimming event. It’s normal periodic variation suddenly dropped off a cliff in a way we’d never seen before….

Star Stuff III – July 18th Byron Bay

Space enthusiasts across Australia have been anticipating the announcement of Star Stuff III at Elements of Byron resort since organisers skipped the event in 2019. Major sponsor and telescope vendor Bintel shared the news and the incredible speaker list which caused a quick flurry of ticket sales from astronomy fans who have been waiting two…

The Cheapest Ways to Start or Improve Your Astronomy

Astronomy, like most hobbies, can quickly get very expensive depending on how far you go down the rabbit hole. If you fall into the trap of buying your way out of problems you may find your family or significant other staging an intervention to avoid losing all your assets because you wanted that shiny new…

Introducing Celestron StarSense Explorers!

The new StarSense Explorer series of Telescopes is a revolutionary new idea that uses your phone to “look” at the sky and tell you where the telescope is pointing. This is the ideal beginner telescope! Watch the video for details about how it works.

The Celestron NexStar Evolution Series (VIDEO)

   Braeden steps you through the key features that make the Evolution Nexstar series from Celestron such a popular telescope choice.  

New ZWO ASI1600GT & ASI183GT Cameras – REVIEWED!

A review by Simon Lewis Introduction ZWO have been synonymous with creating high quality, yet affordable cameras, since their entry into the astro imaging world in 2011. Since then ZWO have taken the market by storm with their renown red anodised CMOS cameras and there will not be many in astrophotography who either don’t own…

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