Telescopes and periscopes are optical instruments used to view objects that we cannot see with the naked eye. Telescopes allow us to view extremely distant objects within your line of sight. Periscopes are used to view objects not directly in your line of sight and have much weaker magnification. When Should You Use Telescopes vs […]

Telescopes and binoculars are optical instruments used to view distant objects. While telescopes are used for astronomy, binoculars are typically used for viewing objects on earth. You can use binoculars for basic astronomy, but the magnification is much weaker and won’t provide as much detail. Depth Perception of Telescopes vs Binoculars  One major difference in […]

Telescopes and microscopes are both optical instruments but have very different purposes. Telescopes are used to view extremely distant objects, like celestial bodies. Microscopes are used for viewing very small objects, like bacteria. How Are Telescopes and Microscopes Used? Telescopes magnify large and distant objects, making them best suited for astronomy. Microscopes magnify small and […]

The first documented telescope was created in the Netherlands in 1608, when Hans Lippershey, an eyeglass maker, filed for the first patent for this optical device. While it wasn’t initially invented for astronomy, this design opened the door to an entirely new field of study. When Was the First Telescope Invented? The first telescope was […]

Telescopes and monoculars are optical devices used for viewing distant objects. While telescopes are used for astronomy, monoculars are typically used for viewing objects on earth. While you can use monoculars for basic astronomy, the magnification is much weaker than that of a telescope. Magnification of Telescopes vs Monoculars Because telescopes are used for viewing […]

Telescopes are designed to view celestial bodies and spotting scopes are typically used for viewing wildlife. While they may look and sound similar, they have distinct differences in usage, view and portability. How Are Telescopes and Spotting Scopes Used? Telescopes are used to observe objects in space while spotting scopes are used to view objects […]

The biggest gas giant in the solar system, Jupiter is 319 times more massive than earth. The part we see through a telescope is mostly its clouds composed of ammonium hydrosulfide (brown) and ammonia (white). The appearance of Jupiter changes over time due to the growth in storms, changes in the color of cloud belts, […]

Meteors are basically dust and rocks that float at thousands of miles per hour through our solar system. On their way, if they strike the earth’s atmosphere, they burn up and make a long streak across the sky. Sometimes earth encounters them in large numbers making Meteor showers. Meteor showers are formed by debris from […]

With Zhumell you get precision-crafted and field-tested optics for the most affordable price. So even if you’re starting as an amateur astronomer, you don’t have to settle for entry-level products. Zhumell customers enjoy astronomy in rich, colourful detail – the kind of detail that only high-performance optics can produce. Zhumell designs telescopes for discerning, price-conscious […]

For serious stargazing, the highly adaptable Newtonian design provides the best value. The reflectors range from an extremely powerful 12″ Deluxe Dobsonian reflector to a simple yet portable 76mm Newtonian on a portable Alt-Azimuth mount. If you can easily access reasonably dark skies and want to add excitement to your observing program, check out Zhumell’s […]