Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is the single most important thing I should know before buying a telescope? 2 . Recommendations for Begin ...
FAQ
Written by Jeff Polston by Jeff Polston I’ve had quite a few people ask me for advice on purchasing their first telescope. Since I was ...
Purchasing a Telescope
I have already said most of what you need to know about accessories, which is that APERTURE WINS. If you are budgeting a telescope, and eye ...
What about accessories?
Above: Optical layout of a typical refractor   HOW NEWTONIANS WORK When most people think “telescope” they think of a refr ...
Refractor Telescopes
What is a Telescope and what does it do? This section will describe the basics of backyard astronomy and concepts behind a telescope. You wi ...
Telescope Types
Above: Optical layout of a typical Newtonian   For sixty years after the invention of the astronomical telescope, all telescopes were ...
Reflector (Newtonian)
Written by Michael Keefe Saturday, 31 October 2009 06:26 This article is intended to help parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. looking ...
Giving A Telescope As A Gift
So, Santa brought you a shiny brand new telescope for Christmas. Boy, are we gonna have some fun now! What? You don’t know the first t ...
Telescopes – Bad Gift Idea!
A telescope is a popular gift idea for Christmas or birthdays, but buying one can present real problems for prospective purchasers. They may ...
Buying a Telescope as a Gift
If you are going to buy a telescope as a gift, you should make a good choice that can be used for a lifetime. The price difference between a ...
Telescope as a Gift
by Adrian West The holidays are fast approaching, and you may be looking for gift ideas for your friends, loved ones and even yourself. Are ...
Holidays Are Coming
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