With the TARA telescope, there is great scope for science. You can carry out the same observations of the moons of Jupiter as Galileo! You can ask what is “up there” and get real pictures of the wonders of space. With experience you can measure the changes in starlight from variable stars, work out the rotation of asteroids (by taking pictures of them as fast as possible for as long as possible). And much much more!

You can also take images of our spectacular universe and simply enjoy them. Below are some images taken by a TARA telescope. You can see more images in our Gallery section.

The Moon

The Moon is the fifth largest satellite in our Solar System. Considering Jupiter alone has 63 moons, this is pretty impressive. The Moon is the closest celestial object to Earth and apart from the Sun is the brightest object in the sky.


The Dumbbell Nebula M27

The Dumbbell Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764 and got its name from William Herschel in the 1780’s as it resembled a planet when viewed through a telescope.


Contrary to their names, these are actually stars at the end of their lives, pushing their outer layer (similar to atmosphere) into space