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 23 videos in "Telescope Talk Hangout" category

Top 5 Telescopes for Amateur Astronomy Under $500

7th Nov, 2017 - 12.1k 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

What's So Great About Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes?

6th Mar, 2018 - 3.9k 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 - 3.6k 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

Winter Night Skies: The Best Time of the Year!

20th Dec, 2017 - 2.5k 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

What You Need to take Images Through Your Telescope

24th Jan, 2018 - 2.4k 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

Clarke Exobelts: A Possible Alien Technosignature?

15th Oct, 2018 - 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

Five Most Popular Telescopes for Amateur Astronomy

29th Oct, 2018 - 1.5k views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: Are you looking to buy a telescope as a gift or for yourself? This hangout will discuss the five most

Amateur Astronomy as a Hobby

13th Jun, 2018 - 1.4k 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

The Square Kilometer Array: The Worlds Largest Radio Telescope

17th Sep, 2018 - 1.4k views

Welcome to our inaugural Telescope Talk - Professsional Version Hangout! Today we learn about the Square Kilometer array being built in South Africa and Western Australia The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to buil

The Thirty Meter Telescope TMT

3rd Dec, 2018 - 1.3k views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: The largest ground-based telescope is now being built on the top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is a new class of extremely large telescopes t

The DKIST Solar Telescope

1st Oct, 2018 - 1.2k views

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) is currently under construction on Haleakala in Hawaii. This ground-based flagship observatory promises to shed light on the fundamental physical processes that govern the behavior of the Sun and many oth

How to Process Images Taken Through Your Telescope

19th Oct, 2017 - 1.1k 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