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Why Get A Telescope?

Mar 19, 2008
Since the dawn of time, man has looked up at the heavens and wondered the beauty it may contain. Over the last few hundred years, the telescope has been an instrument which has allowed the heavens to come into our doorstep.

A telescope is an instrument that makes it possible to look at stars and the planets from the comfort of your own home. However, with the internet and NASA's website with a great collection of the objects in the skies, why buy a telescope?

A telescope is one which you can not become bored of. If you looked at 100 new space object a day, since the day you was born, in all your life, you would not have even come close to scratching the possibilities. A telescope also gives you the ability to learn and see something new every day.

Telescopes provide an expanded view. Each object you look at out of a solar system is one in which the light you are seeing is what happened sometimes millions of years ago! A telescope is truly an amazing instrument, which is the exact opposite of a microscope. A telescope allows the universe to come to you, in other words objects of long distance come closer, while a microscope puts small objects to become bigger so you can see.

Some of the greatest things you can see with a telescope are the moon and its craters. Looking at the moon on occasion with a telescope looks like snow has dropped on the surface of the moon. You can see so much detail in the craters, one which you can not see by plainly looking at the moon with the naked eye.

Saturn a planet which Galileo once said was a planet with ears! Saturn can be seen with its ring. Looking at Saturn over time, you can see it in different angles. You can see the moons of Saturn and the amazement is great.

Jupiter is a planet which really looks amazing. You can see the eye storm on Jupiter and also Jupiters moons surrounding Jupiter. As you look at Jupiter over time, you can see the moons in different angles and as same as Jupiter revolving.

Pleiades, also called the Seven Sisters is a great view. When you take a look at the Seven Sisters with the naked eye, you may see seven stars in this group, however, with a telescope, much more can be seen. A sea of stars grouped together is what you can see with a telescope or a good set of binoculars.

The Messiah catalog was created to discern what comets are and what is not. The Messiah objects are one of the greatest list to work through. They number a number of deep space objects, like nebula and galaxies.

There is so much to see with a telescope, and one which really brings the universe to your doorstep. Granted viewing pictures of space objects on NASA's website and other places online can show you great detail and color, but there is nothing like navigating the heavens to find and see objects which most people will have never experienced with there eyes.

Choosing a telescope is not an easy choice to make and is one that really needs research. Take time in choosing a telescope, as most department store telescopes just do not fit the bill. Telescopes from department stores are ones which try to sell themselves on magnification. Magnification is not the best way of choosing a telescope, as a clear image is more important then simply magnification. If you want to buy a telescope which truly brings the universe to life, go to a specialist place that sells telescopes, and who know and love astronomy.
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