Videos from Telescope Talk Hangout

Telescope Talk is a regular live hangout series dedicated to helping you navigate and engage in the exciting hobby of amateur astronomy. Every other week (on Wednesdays) Tony Darnell, John Suffill, Adam Smith and Alexander Reinders get together to discuss everything you need to know about getting started, buying your first telescope, learning the night sky and so much more! Join us live and ask us your questions or leave comments!

Found 10 videos in "Telescope Talk Hangout" category

Astronomy Imaging with Jason Major

17th Jul, 2018 - 949 views

Eventually, everyone wants to take pictures of the night sky with their telescopes. It's not exactly a beginner activity, but it is one of the most rewarding feelings when you've processed an image you took yourself. We also live in an age when you

Amateur Astronomy as a Hobby

13th Jun, 2018 - 1.2k views

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: After a bit of a haitus, we're back. We've retooled a little bit and we're going to try a new format. Today, Tony, Adam, John and Alex will be answering questi

Backyard Observatories and Viewer Questions

3rd Apr, 2018 - 634 views

Have you ever thought of building an observatory on to house your new telescope? Watch this hangout to learn about the characteristics of a good backyard amateur observatory including where to build it.

DIY NASA Data Processing for Fun and Profit

20th Mar, 2018 - 770 views

This week, we re-visit processing data from NASA missions yourself. Our guest this week is Kevin M. Gill, a very talented image processor who's work has included working with data from many NASA datasets.

What's So Great About Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes?

6th Mar, 2018 - 2.9k views

Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes are among the most popular telescopes among amateur astronomers and have been around for decades in the commercial market.

What You Need to take Images Through Your Telescope

24th Jan, 2018 - 2.1k views

So, you want to take images with your telescope? Watch this hangout and we'll tell you what you need to get started! Taking images through your telescope is perhaps one of the hardest things you can do. It is an advanced activity that usually nee

Winter Night Skies: The Best Time of the Year!

20th Dec, 2017 - 2.4k views

As we approach the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, we talk about some of the best things you can see all year! Join us for the last Deep Astronomy Hangout of 2017 and let's talk about the wonders of the night sky during the l

Top 5 Telescopes for Amateur Astronomy Under $500

7th Nov, 2017 - 10.8k views

Looking to buy your first telescope? This hangout will let you know the best telescopes for under $500 Looking to get started in amateur astronomy but are confused about the telescope to start off with? Our advice has always been to never spend m

How to Process Images Taken Through Your Telescope

19th Oct, 2017 - 1k views

So you've spent the money, installed the equipment, hit the 'Take Image' button and you have a computer full of images. Now what? In this hangout, we continue diving into the complex topic of astro-imaging for the amateur astronomer. Taking imag

Getting Started in Amateur Astronomy

20th Jun, 2017 - 3.3k views

Want to learn more about amateur astronomy? What telescopes and equipment should you get? How do you get started in this amazing hobby? Join us for the inaugural hangout dedicated to amateur astronomy! Each week amateur astronomy experts, Tony D