As a supplier of first rate astronomical telescopes and optics, there’s nothing we love more than all the invaluable odds, ends and gadgets on offer to enhance your celestial viewing, camping or bird watching experiences.
You’ll understand the logic that each of us here in the Sherwoods studio has our own optical viewing hobbies. We’re made up of astronomers, outdoor pursuits fanatics, twitchers and nature lovers; but the one thing we all agree is a must is night vision capability. We stock lots of different night vision optics and accessories to suit a huge range of interests and budgets, e.g. lightweight, long-distance etc. A red light torch is also a must for localised light-sensitive viewing such as referencing space charts or field guides.
A really great field guide is invaluable in all areas of interest. Most folks (us included) prefer to keep things compact and concise, so our range of star maps, bird watching guides etc. are all noted for their ease of use, portability and long-term relevance.
Once you’ve spent a long evening with your eye plastered to an astronomical telescope, you’ll understand why soft eyecups are invaluable! Most of our eyecups are designed for both day and night viewing, with some featuring great light pollution reduction design elements.
The best of astronomical telescopes won’t help you read a space chart on a blustery UK night! A simple compact magnifying glass is considered basic kit by bird watchers and astronomers alike.
Often, consumers operate under the misconception that in order to get enjoyment from telescopes, you have to be a certain type of person.
For example, it is often thought that those who use such viewing equipment must be an expert in all matters astronomical.
If you hold these beliefs, you are wrong. In fact, it is possible for anyone to get enjoyment out of using such products.
As long as you have a certain amount of patience, you will find that these devices can provide you with the perfect opportunity to explore the world beyond our planet.
And you most certainly do not have to have a degree in astronomy in order to enjoy using them.
In contrast, you may find that if you start utilising telescopes despite not having any background in the field and little knowledge about the universe, you get more satisfaction that those who are experts.
After all, you are opening up a brand new world that you have never before experienced and this is bound to be exciting.
To gaze at the stars using your own viewing device and to be able to start making sense of the objects that appear in front of your lens is an exhilarating feeling.
And of course there are resources widely available on the web and in shops that can help you get to grips with the facts about astronomy.
It is up to you how far you take your newfound interest. You may decide you want to continue learning until you are well versed in the intricacies of the night skies, or you might just enjoy having the occasional glimpse at such wonders.
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