Mankind has always had a fascination with the heavens. Gazing up at the night sky reveals a multitude of celestial bodies appearing as tiny pin pricks of light. To try to get a better understanding of such objects, people began to create instruments to help them see more clearly.
Over the centuries, these items have become increasingly sophisticated and it is now possible to buy hi-tech astronomical telescopes in high street shops and over the web. For example, here at Sherwoods, we stock a whole range of the offerings, as well as many binoculars and other things.
By investing in such devices, you might awaken a passion for the stars within yourself. The great thing is, as well benefiting from easy access to such equipment, you can also find plenty of information on the subject in books, over the web and on television.
Indeed, there have been many great TV shows on over recent years that have focussed on the topic of space and what exists beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.
By setting up astronomical telescopes in your home, you can feel part of this movement to gain a greater understanding of the skies. There has never been a better time to explore an interest in such issues, with technology improving all the time and new theories and explanations constantly being mooted by the scientific community.
To find out more about the range of viewing instruments we sell, including our binoculars, simply have a look around our website. You might be starting a life-long hobby.
Some animals have adapted to see in the dark but humans are not among them. Our eyes are adept at picking up on visual stimuli in natural or artificial light, but in the absence of such illumination, we struggle to view our environment.
However, thanks to our immense powers of imagination and scientific prowess, we have been able to devise instruments that enable us to watch things in the dark. There are now many night vision products available for people to purchase. Indeed, you can get such offerings from us here at Sherwoods. We stock a number of these creations, along with our telescopes and other provisions.
Over the last few years, night vision optics have come a long way. Whereas in the past, such technology was the preserve of a privileged few, such as certain armed forces personnel, these items are new accessible to ordinary consumers.
For example, wildlife enthusiasts and researchers can watch animals using the devices.
Also, the offerings can come in useful for those keen to spot game, hunt and keep track of creatures. Indeed, many of the offerings are small and light, meaning they can fit into their users’ pockets and rucksacks easily.
If you are keen to get such devices and want them to last for as long as possible, you might also want to think about choosing versions that are water resistant.
To view our full range of night vision products, telescopes and everything else we keep in stock, simply have a look around our website.
Sherwood’s have been amongst the finest purveyors of astronomical telescopes, binoculars and all manner of related products for over sixty years. As a family business, we have passed on our depth of specialist subject knowledge through three generations, creating a peerless legacy in the supply of precision binoculars for bird-watching, wildlife watching, and many other activities, as well as astronomical telescopes, which we have supplied to thousands of keen amateur and professional astronomers over the years.
As our business and family are inextricably intertwined, we take special pride in maintaining the absolutely highest standards of customer service and the most comprehensive product range which reflects the most recent technical developments in our particular field.
We can therefore just as easily advise you on the best infra-red night vision equipment and wildlife cameras as more traditional products for viewing the heavens and the beauty of the natural world.
Although we love to chat to customers in our Warwickshire showroom we realise that it s not possible for many of our customers to make the journey to see us so we strive to maintain the same professionalism and personal service for our internet customers.
Therefore, as well as providing the exact same standard of advice and guidance to our online customers, we also ensure that all payments are safe and secure and next-day delivery is available on most of our products.
We have a passion for our business and feel privileged to be involved in the provision of premium products which bring the wonders of nature and the sublime beauty of the stars closer to the common man.
For more details of our products, please peruse our website today at www.sherwoods-photographic.com.
The United Kingdom is a nation of animal lovers and some of our most passionate and dedicated wildlife enthusiasts are birdwatchers, or twitchers. Bird watching has consistently been popular for generations (at least in the sixty – five years we have been in business at Sherwood’s Photographic!) but has become even more popular and celebrated in recent years, with celebrities such as Bill Oddie emerging as enthusiastic and knowledgeable twitchers and great exposure for the leisure pursuit becoming apparent on TV, in film and on the radio.
The image of the twitcher balancing on a tree limb in an anorak with a pair of binoculars dangling from his neck has become a popular cliché but nowadays all types of people from all walks of life enjoy bird watching and as enthusiasts become more professional in their pursuit, the demand for more sophisticated equipment increases rapidly. Manufacturers of binoculars began to realise that specialist bird watching binoculars were in great demand and Sherwood’s photographic has one of the greatest selection of bird watching binoculars available anywhere.
We stock precision products from prestigious manufacturers such as Opticron, Meopta, Vortex, Nikon, Camlink, Bushnell and Swarovski, amongst many others. For novice and experienced bird watchers, investing in a decent pair of bird watching binoculars is essential, and for a very reasonable outlay, we can provide enthusiasts with binocular sets which provide clear, sharp images which capture all of those magical breathtaking moments of spiritual communion with nature.
For more details of all of our products and their particular specifications, please chat to one of our advisors today on 01527 857 500.
Night vision products open up a whole new world by allowing hunters, wildlife observers, game spotters and those carrying out any type of surveillance work to operate around the clock. Binoculars with a nocturnal operational capacity allow the observation of animals such as bats and foxes, which are not usually spotted in daylight, as well as the sometimes strange and exciting behaviours of other animals that reserve their most secret behaviours for the midnight hour.
Of course, for hunters, night vision products such as binoculars and scopes allow for an extra layer of camouflage and challenge as they pit their stealth and skills against the highly developed senses of animals that, unlike humans, are almost as comfortable in the dark as in daylight. Even if hunting is not to your taste, spotting game such as deer, which are naturally sensitive and difficult to observe at close hand, during the night time, is a unique and privileged experience.
Don’t forget that as well as binoculars and scopes, we have automatic nocturnal photographic cameras and video cameras which can capture and record the most amazing images of animal nocturnal behaviour. Fantastic firms such as Yukon, Newton, and Pulsar offer amazing monoculars, binoculars, goggles and gun sights which utilise digital night vision technology and are surprisingly affordable. The images which these amazing products make viewable are crisp and clear, with none of the blurred and obscure imagery sometimes associated with the early days of nascent night vision technology. For expert advice on all nocturnal vision products, please contact one of our expert advisers now.
The night skies have fascinated human beings since the dawn of time, and have been the inspiration for thousands of scientific and philosophical treatises as well as for countless breathtaking works of art. Astronomy has now become a scientific pastime which attracts many amateur enthusiasts as well as professional experts.
At Sherwood’s Photographic, we have been supplying binoculars and astronomical telescopes to stargazers for over sixty-five years, and we continue to supply customers with the latest innovative cutting edge products. Although astronomical binoculars may lack the magnifying power of astronomical telescopes, they are still powerful enough to clearly reveal some of the most interesting and awe-inspiring heavenly bodies and astronomical objects.
Our selection of binoculars for astronomy includes products from legendary manufacturers such as Celestron, Opticron, Helios and Ostara. Of course, some of our flagship products are our astronomical telescopes from Bresser, Celestron, Meade, Tal and Skywatcher.
We also have a great choice of beautiful brass library telescopes which look stylish and stunning but are fully functional as they have height quality fully coated optics. The Skywatcher range is fully endorsed by legendary astronomer Sir Patrick Moore and makes skygazing affordable to everyone.
If you are completely new to astronomy, we can also offer literature on how to make the best start in your pursuit, such as the excellent Stargazing for Beginners. Astronomy is a fascinating and enjoyable pastime which can be enjoyed by all age groups and there is always something novel to discover in the night skies. Take the first step to a rewarding new hobby with www.sherwoods-photographic.com.
If you love nature, and you love a beautiful night sky full of stars, then maybe stargazing is the hobby for you. It can be as simple or complicated as you want, and you can easily do it alone or with a whole group of people!
For those just starting out, you don’t really need any equipment. You can sit in your own back garden in a lawn chair and admire the night sky. You can take a camera and a notebook and photograph and write about what you observe. But you don’t have to. You can just sit there and drink in the beauty around you.
If you want to get a little more complicated, why not try using telescopes? You can get simple ones or even astronomical telescopes depending on how much you want to spend and how serious you are about your hobby. Telescopes are not necessary but they very useful for identifying particular constellations and stars.
If you want to get a better view than you can in your back garden, why not pack up and go camping or visit a national park at night? If necessar,y make sure that you obtain permission to visit the park after hours.
You can also join clubs and informal groups that go stargazing together. This might be a good way for a beginner to get some useful information and meet other people interested in this hobby.
To shop for astronomical telescopes, try Sherwoods Photographic or any store that sells telescopes and other such equipment.