Help, I Can't See Anything Through My telescope!

Do you own a telescope, but never managed to see a planet with it?

Discover how easy it is to see galaxies, star clusters, and gas clouds from your own backyard without going through long, boring telescope manuals. 

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"I can't see anything out of my telescope. I feel so dumb."

That's how most new telescope owners feel when they open that box, set it up and then discover that... they haven't got the first clue where to start.

Maybe you can relate... I know I did when I first set my hands on a beautiful, shiny, new Celestron telescope.

Telescope brands make it all seem so easy

Their advertising conveniently skips the initial stages of confusion, frustration, and disappointment when beginners discover they aren't able to see the stunning objects shown on the box or in the ads.

The problem with owning a telescope is that nobody teaches you how to use it.

So you end up with this expensive piece of decor that sits there collecting dust. You play with it once in a while, but you either can't see anything with it or have a hard time finding objects in the sky.

You are not alone!

Astronomy can be so much easier than this. You can spend minimal time setting up, leaving most of the evening free to enjoy the awe of our majestic universe.

The Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course shows you how to enjoy your telescope tonight...
and for years to come.

It's Time for YOU to See Beautiful Nebulae and Mesmerizing Galaxies

My Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course is designed specifically to take you every step of the way from setting up your telescope and choosing the best place to do astronomy, to seeing your first views of planets and deep space objects.

Your stargazing evenings will never be the same after you follow this course...

Find Night Sky Objects Without the Guesswork

Discover how to finally see something more than the moon. Learn how to navigate the night sky simply so you'll always find something to see.

Never Again Be Stuck For Something to Look At

Find out which objects are overhead tonight so that you've always got something to hunt for, no matter where you are or when you look.

Enjoy Details That Other Astronomers Miss

Master your observation with the right eyepiece choices and the smart techniques astronomers use to enhance their viewing.

"Hi, my name is Adam, and I'll be your instructor in this Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course."

I've been a backyard astronomer for more than thirty years. That's me in the photograph with my two telescopes.

I've been a backyard astronomer for more than thirty years. That's me in the photograph with my two telescopes.

They're not huge, one is three inches wide and the other is six, and yet I have seen such awesome views with them that I am inspired to hunt for more.

I began work on my Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course several years ago.

It was borne out of a frustration I had when getting back into astronomy after a break while I got married, had children, and climbed the career ladder. 

They're not huge, one is three inches wide and the other is six, and yet I have seen such awesome views with them that I am inspired to hunt for more.

I began work on my Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course several years ago.

It was borne out of a frustration I had when getting back into astronomy after a break while I got married, had children, and climbed the career ladder. 

So many years had passed that I'd almost completely forgotten how to do good, honest astronomy with a cheap and simple telescope. Naturally, I turned to the internet and was disappointed to see that the information on there was either poor, fractured, or non-existent.

As I worked at growing my own knowledge and skills, which I shared on my website Love the Night Sky, more and more people wrote to me sharing the same frustrations that I had.

They didn't know how to align their finderscope, collimate their mirror, plan an evening's viewing, use astronomy software, decide on the best eyepiece, combat light pollution, know where to see the planets... the list went on and on.

That's when I decided to create this course. My objective was - and still is - to make it quick and easy for anyone with a telescope to see their first planet, galaxy and gas cloud.

My mission is to make astronomy simple enough for everyone to enjoy.

Imagine being able to find Andromeda Galaxy for the first time ever.

It could even be tonight!

This Course Was Created Specifically for Astronomy Beginners!

It's so easy to use that you'll go from confused to seeing star clusters in a couple of evenings.

Everything You Need to Use Your Telescope Properly

The Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy removes all the mystery of telescope setup. I'll show you what's crucial for great astronomy - so you can get started today - and what is just nice to have.

Forty Sections of How-to Guides, Charts, and Videos

I've covered everything you need to make your first night sky discoveries. My easy to follow guides and charts will transform you into a star-hopping, galaxy-glimpsing, Saturn-spying backyard astronomer!

All of This is Included in The Purchase Price

Which is just $119 for instant lifetime access + all future updates!

  • More than 40 detailed, easy to understand astronomy guides - and NO jargon!
  • Five modules that walk you through every step of astronomy from telescope setup to seeing your first galaxies
  • 14 different videos to make the hardest topics even simpler to understand
  • Dozens of annotated night sky maps show you exactly where to find amazing objects
  • Guides to the brightest constellations overhead
  • Downloadable PDFs to help with your own backyard astronomy planning
  • Monthly guides for finding the bright planets, updated every year
  • Ready-made observation plans for a dozen deep space objects, including galaxies and nebulae

You'll Be Happily Surprised With How Quickly You'll Progress

It won't be very long at all before you're seeing much, much more than the moon!

Set Your Telescope Up Properly

The first section of the course is all you need to set your telescope up properly, maybe even for the first time!

Begin with the Moon and Planets

Next, you'll learn how to effortlessly find and observe the moon and planets with help from the constellations.

Graduate to Deep Sky Objects

After that, you'll be ready for deep space, and my 12-section guide to the best galaxies and star clusters.

Imagine a World Beyond the Stars

Imagine having no problems selecting which objects to hunt for tonight.

Think about how it will feel to know your telescope is correctly setup as you enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the sky darken around you, eager for the chance to see the Cat's Eye Galaxy, Swan Nebula, or the Great Hercules Cluster for the very first time.

Now consider the nervous excitement as you confidently select the right eyepiece for the job before steadily star-hopping your way to your chosen destination.


There. It. Is!

You see the light from a galaxy that's taken millions of years to reach your pupils. And all you have to do is increase the magnification and enjoy its awesome splendor.

Now think about the sharp intake of breath your spouse will take when you show them the Pleiades for the first time, or the excited "Wow!" as you reveal the majestic Orion Nebula to your children or grandchildren. 

That describes the experience of backyard astronomers all around the world. My Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course will help you join them.

Six modules take you from the basics of stargazing to the joys of seeing the moon, planets and nebulae in as little as one evening.

It's Time You Enjoyed the Rewards of the Night Sky!

Look at what you'll be able to do with my course on your side.

Set up Your Telescope

The most important job we have as astronomers is to set our telescope up properly. But, we also want to do it quickly.

With my Beginner's to Backyard Astronomy, there'll be no more guessing - you'll be ready to go before night falls!

Choose What to Look At

One of the biggest hurdles for new astronomers is knowing what to look for from your backyard on any given night.
Not anymore! I'll give you the skills to design your own star charts to guide the way to your favorite types of object.

Find Objects Easily

When you know what's available to see, you need to be able to find it.

In my course, I'm sharing key techniques used by experienced astronomers that make discovering new objects straightforward.

See More Details Than Before

Discovering an object is only one part of the reward of an astronomer. The other is being able to study it with your telescope.

I'll show you which eyepieces to use and what level of detail you should expect to see. You'll also learn how to really observe whatever you're looking at to get the most from it.

What's You'll Learn in My Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy

Six easy to consume modules guide you from newbie to proficient stargazer.

Module 1 - Basics of Astronomy
(Value $47)

From choosing an observing location to getting your telescope ready with the right eyepieces, this module teaches you how to get the most from your equipment and is enough for you to start making better observations.

Module 2 - Astronomy Techniques
(Value $27)

This is where you'll plan what to see next time the night sky is cloudless. You'll discover how to more easily find those objects by measuring the night sky with your hands and using star hopping.

Module 3 - Constellations
(Value $37)

All astronomers find their way around the night sky using the constellations. In this module, you'll find out which ones never set (making them perfect for beginners) as well as how to recognize the brightest ones overhead in each season.

Module 4 - The Moon
(Value $27)

Our nearest neighbor in space has been studied for millennia, and now it's your turn! Point your properly set up telescope in its direction and discover its secrets for yourself.

Module 5 - The Bright Planets
(Value $67)

Even after 30 years, I still love looking at Saturn and Jupiter with my telescope. In this module, you'll find out what each of the five brightest planets has to show us telescope users. Each guide includes a monthly calendar to help you plan the best time of year to look - and this is updated every year!

Module 6 - A Year of Deep Sky Objects
(Value $67)

Deep sky objects (DSOs) are the crown jewels of astronomy. These are the galaxies, clusters, and nebulae that we all love to see. In this module, I'll help you discover twelve of the night sky's best so you'll always have something exciting to look at, no matter when you begin your astronomy adventure.

Sold separately, these modules would cost $272.

But I don't do that because I want as many telescope enthusiasts as possible to get as much joy from observing the night sky as I do. Instead, my complete Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy sells for $119, which is already tremendous value. 

However, right now, you can own all six modules, covering 40 different lessons with single lifetime purchase of just $119!

But that's not all...

Sign Up Today and I'll Give You a FREE Lunar Bonus!

Use NASA-quality images to find 100 different features on the moon's surface.

I want you to get as much value from my Beginner's Guide which is why I'm including my Lunar 100 Guide with your copy of the Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy.

The Lunar 100 is a challenge set several years ago to find 100 features on the surface of the moon. The idea behind the challenge was to help all of us backyard astronomers learn more about the different features on the moon's surface.

They begin simply enough but quickly become fiendishly difficult as we look for smaller features in tougher areas of the lunar surface.

My Lunar 100 Guide shows you exactly where to find each of the one hundred features in the challenge, using detailed images from NASA, as well as coordinates and helpful notes. There's a lunar calendar in the pack too, so you'll know which nights are the best to discover each of the 100 items.

You'll also receive a chart so that you can record your progress as you work your way up to the full hundred.

Usually, you can buy my Lunar 100 Guide as a standalone course for $39 but right now, to help you make even faster progress with your telescope, I'm including it as a FREE BONUS alongside lifetime access to my Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course.

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Why Should You Enrol in this Course?

What are the alternatives, and why is it worth $119?

You own an expensive telescope that should be delighting you with views of objects billions of miles away, and yet it's not even showing you all of the bright planets or the easiest, most rewarding deep sky objects.

Every day you're not using it, your hard-earned money goes to waste and your dreams of seeing stunning views get further away.

Sure, there are alternatives to my Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course.

You could spend your time and money reading books and scouring internet forums to find practical advice to help you make progress.

But would it be the right advice? Would you even be able to find what you are looking for?

Then, of course, there are 'helpful' telescope manuals.

But we all know how dull, technical, or simplistic these things are - they are just not good enough to help you see the planets and galaxies you're so keen to observe.

Are you really willing to waste more time, money, and effort with manuals, videos, and forums desperately (and usually unsuccessfully) trying to work out what to do and how to do it?

Or, are you ready now to have all the answers you need at your fingertips to see Jupiter's bands, Saturn's rings, Andromeda Galaxy, the Beehive Cluster, the Swan Nebula, and many, many other awesome views with your own telescope in your own backyard?

Do you want all of that now? So you could even see your first sight tonight?

When I set out on my telescope journey decades ago, I really needed an expert who had 'been there and done that' to show me the best way to achieve success at speed, with no fluff or technical language.

Today, I am going to be that expert for you!

It has taken me many years to compile this course into the helpful, easy to use guide that it is now.

You can own it today and unlock the secrets of awe-inspiring telescope views for less than the price of a decent eyepiece... or you can stay frustrated as your valuable telescope becomes a dusty decoration.

Why let more time go to waste when you can skip all the trialing and testing and learn from me exactly what you need to do to achieve spectacular results?

Act now and get the Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy so you can finally see the objects you desire without frustration.

Try My Beginner's Guide Risk Free for 60 Days!

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You've probably tried other things before, and they weren't really helpful. Otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this page now, thinking about signing up for my Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course.

Having doubts is fine. Your time is precious and I wouldn't want you to waste it on a lot of fluff. That's why you can actually test my course without any risk.

From the experiences other new telescope owners have had, I know that my Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy can help you too.

However, if for any reason, you find it doesn't teach you how to set up your telescope so you can easily spot objects in the night sky, aside from the moon, just let me know within 60 days of purchase and I'll give you a full refund with no questions asked.

Let's Sum All of This Up.

Here's everything included with the Beginner's Guide when you sign-up today.

  • Forty lessons across six modules covering everything you need from telescope setup to seeing galaxies
  • 14 different video guides to make the hardest topics even easier to understand
  • Dozens of annotated sky maps to show you exactly where to find amazing objects
  • Over 15 constellation guides so you always know what's overhead
  • A year's worth of Deep Sky Object guides so you have plenty to look for 
  • Monthly guides for the brightest planets so you always know where to find them PLUS future annual updates
  • Free bonus course, my guide to finding the Lunar 100 with NASA-quality images
  • Instant lifetime access to everything listed above
  • Unconditional 60-day money back guarantee
  • 33% discount off the usual price... but only until the timer hits zero

Frequently Asked Questions

It's understandable that you might have questions about the course. Below, I've answered some of the most common, but email me at Adam@LovetheNightSky.com if I haven't answered yours.

- Do I Need a Telescope to Take This Course?

This course is designed to help you get the most from your telescope. As a minimum, you should have a telescope with a 3" (75mm) aperture.

- Is This Course Only for People in the US?

This course can be used by everyone in the northern hemisphere, including the USA, Canada and all of Europe and Asia. I've included a dedicated guide within the introduction section to explain how to make sure you have the correct view for your exact location.

Please don't buy the course if you live in the southern hemisphere.

-What if I Live in a Light Polluted Area?

Light pollution affects so many of us backyard astronomers that I have designed the course to work even for astronomers who live in all but the most severely affected city centers. If you are not sure, find your town on the map at http://darksitefinder.com/maps/world.html

This course is great for anyone EXCEPT if you live in a part of the world colored gray or white on the map.

- What Should I Expect to See With My Telescope?

Perhaps the biggest shock all new astronomers get is what planets, galaxies and nebulae look like through a telescope.

We are used to being 'wowed' by glossy, color images from the Hubble Space Telescope or astrophotographers. In reality, nearly everything you see in your telescope will be a lot smaller and less detailed than in those pictures.

The absolute joy of astronomy, for me, comes from tracking down the object to begin with, seeing as much detail as I can and then contemplating the fact that I am seeing an object which is so very far away.

-When Does the Course Start and Finish?

The course starts as soon as you enroll and it never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course, so you can decide when you start and when you finish, and how often you revisit any part of it.

- How Long Do I Have Access to the Course?

How does lifetime access sound? You have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. I update the monthly planet guides every year and you have automatic access to all updates.

- What if I'm Unhappy With the Course?

I would never want you to be unhappy!

If you find the Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy doesn't help you set your telescope up properly to view objects other than the moon, then contact me within 60 days of purchase and I'll give you a full refund, with no questions asked.

- What if I Already Know How to Use My Telescope?

Firstly, that's great! 

This course is about finding your way around the night sky with a telescope. So, whilst there are detailed sections on setting up and using a telescope, over 80% of this course is about understanding how astronomy works and seeing hard to find night sky objects.

- Who Am I?

My name is Adam Kirk and I'm your backyard astronomy guide.

I've been a backyard astronomer for many years now, and have been steadily improving for all of them! In 2015, I created the popular website LovetheNightSky.com which helps over one thousand astronomers every day.

I was motivated to create this course because so many people tell me that their biggest frustration with astronomy is finding the objects they're searching for.

My mission with The Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy is to help every budding astronomer learn to enjoy using their telescope as much as I do.

- You Haven't Answered My Question - Can I Contact You?

Sure, I always reply to every personal email I receive. Just send your question to Adam@LovetheNightSky.com and I'll be pleased to help out.

Right now you have two options

Option One: Keep trying to figure out how to use your telescope on your own and risk seeing your expensive purchase turn into nothing more than a fancy decoration, or

Option Two: Take action! Sign up for my Beginner's Guide to Backyard Astronomy course, discover how to set up and use your telescope properly, and see the objects you bought the telescope for.

With my 60-day, unconditional money back guarantee, you've got nothing to lose!

Get lifetime access for $119, including all future updates.

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