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 39 videos in "Telescope Talk Hangout" category

Top 5 Telescopes for Amateur Astronomy Under $500

7th Nov, 2017 - 13.2k 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

The Event Horizon Telescope EHT

18th Dec, 2018 - 5.2k views

Did you know there is an effort underway to actually see the event horizon of a black hole?

What's So Great About Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes?

6th Mar, 2018 - 5.2k views

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

Getting Started in Amateur Astronomy

20th Jun, 2017 - 4.1k 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

Astro Imaging from Times Square

3rd Apr, 2019 - 3.5k views

Sponsored by OPT Telescopes: Using the Triad filter designed and manufactured by OPT, we'll be imaging the night sky from one of the most light polluted areas in the world: Times Square. The idea is to show that the stars are

What You Need to take Images Through Your Telescope

24th Jan, 2018 - 2.8k 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 - 2.6k 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

The Giant Magellan Telescope GMT

21st Jan, 2019 - 2.5k views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: The Giant Magellan Telescope will be one member of the next class of giant ground-based telescopes that promises to revolutionize our view and understanding of the unive

Telescope Review Celestron Nexstar 5SE

6th Feb, 2019 - 2.4k views

Finally getting a chance to review products, something I've always wanted to do. Here I'll tell you what I think of the Celestron Nexstar 5SE telescope. Is it a good first scope? Is it good for advanced amateurs? Watch the Celestron Nexstar 5SE S

How to Use Sky Align On Your Celestron Nexstar Telescope

12th Jan, 2019 - 2.3k views

This Video was sponsored by OPT Telescopes: In this video, we'll teach you how to align your Celestron Nexstar 5SE telescope with the night sky using the Sky Align Feature. If you'd like to get a discount on your purchase of

Telescope Eyepieces with David Nagler

3rd Dec, 2018 - 2.3k views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: Eyepieces are essential components of your telescope. They allow you to actually focus the light coming through your telescope and provide key optics for getting a good

Clarke Exobelts: A Possible Alien Technosignature?

15th Oct, 2018 - 2.2k views

Finding life in the universe is one of humanity's biggest goals, but it's not an easy task. We are now building giant, ground-based telescopes that will be able to make detailed analyses of the atmospheres of exoplanets and much more. To find a tec