Meade EclipseView White-Light Solar Eclipse Viewing Gear

As preparations for the upcoming North American Solar Eclipse gain momentum, Meade Instruments now offers a broad line of white-light solar and eclipse-viewing optics called the EclipseView series. Consisting of a variety of devices, this new batch of products is designed to give users a wide range of options for observing our closest star.

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.

Meade's StarNavigator Next Generation Telescopes: GoTo Technology

Meade Instruments’ StarNavigator line of telescopes has, for years, been a boon to amateur astronomers, providing GoTo functionality at a modest price. These computer-controlled optics eliminate complex and time-consuming setup, allowing the user to find an object quickly and easily and start observing right away.

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.

Telescopes to Help You Touch the Stars

For astronomers, the cold, clear nights of winter present the ideal conditions for stargazing. The dry atmosphere doesn't cause the distortion that humid summer air does. Winter constellations, like Orion and Cassiopeia, are easily identifiable for beginners. Seasonal meteor showers offer awe-inspiring sights. And pre-dawn and dusk skies illuminate dozens of satellites streaking across the horizon.

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