Solar Filters for Conventional Telescopes

If you have a conventional telescope that you'd like to use for viewing the sun and a solar eclipse, here is a list of solar filters that make solar viewing safe, on B&H Explora.

The Solar Eclipse: 15 Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to 15 of your questions about the solar eclipse, on B&H Explora.

Dedicated Solar Scope Buying Guide

A great deal of mystery and misconception surround the topic of observing the sun and solar eclipses, and while you should absolutely not look directly at the sun without proper protection, we here at B&H have got you covered on how to enjoy viewing the sun and, later this year, the solar eclipse. Read on to see what’s available for you, if you’re interested in investing in a dedicated solar telescope.

Family Solar Eclipse Viewing Guide

Here are some gear tips for family viewing of a solar eclipse, including glasses and scopes, on B&H Explora.

Solar Eclipse Photography FAQ

Are you planning on photographing the great North American total solar eclipse, in August? Here are some frequently asked questions about taking photos of this remarkable event. If you have more questions, please feel free to drop them in the Comments section at the end of the article!

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Learn about the gear and techniques you need to photograph a solar eclipse, on B&H Explora.

A Buying Guide for Solar and Solar Eclipse Viewing

On August 21, 2017, North America will be treated to the First of a Lifetime event—a complete solar eclipse. It will track from coast to coast and 10 states will be in its path (for details, see the B&H Explora article I co-wrote with my colleague, Todd Vorenkamp, Mark Your Calendars: North American Solar eclipse 2017), and millions of people will have a chance to view it.

Guide to Optics for Kids

In the comments for one of my other binocular articles, a reader pointed out that I had neglected to suggest binoculars for children. In response, we’re publishing this piece that is devoted strictly to kids, and will deal with the different types of optics we offer here at B&H: binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes. Buying for children presents a complicated set of contradictory ideas.

Introduction to Portable Power in the Field

Some people are content to leave technology behind (or at least turned off and stowed away unless there’s a dire emergency) while others need battery-powered devices to keep their kids quiet and maintain contact with Civilization because of work or other obligations. Others simply like to go glamping and just get away for a bit without sacrificing all the things that make our modern world awesome—like cat videos and YouTube comments.

Sky-Watcher: Peeking at the Stars

When you’re ready to take your astrophotography to new dimensions, you’re likely going to need optical tubes and mounts specifically designed for what you want to accomplish. While other brands, such as Celestron, are household names in the industry, there is a lesser-known brand that specializes in purpose-built gear for astronomers and imagers who require precision equipment: Sky-Watcher.


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