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A World Of Telescopes

Mar 20, 2008
Trying to find an ideal telescope for your home can be a troublesome task. It is not the shear number of telescopes available, but that not that many places specialize in telescopes to use for viewing objects in space.

A telescope is a scientific instrument, and as such it is not something that is as easy as finding cutlery! Though it is still possible to find a good telescope for your home, it will require some research. You may even be lucky enough to have a specialist telescope seller near to where you live.

If you do not have access to a specialist telescope store, then all is not lost, as online there are many specialist telescope sellers, dedicated to the amateur astronomy, and the semi pro astronomer alike.

Why Not Buy A Telescope For $100 Or Less From A Local Toy Store?
For many people into astronomy, there first telescope indeed was a toy store purchased telescope, which retailed for $100 or less. Most people, who have done astronomy for years, will tell you not to buy a cheap telescope, like those in the toy store. The reason for this negative enthusiasm is that these cheap telescopes have made more people leave astronomy, than they would have if they had a good telescope from the beginning.

Life is a learning experience, and if you can not afford an expensive telescope, then these cheap telescopes can help you get some enjoyment out of the universe. They are great for viewing local objects in our solar system, like our Moon and Saturn, Jupiter, and for terrestrial viewing. So if you simply want to see whether you like astronomy or not, then these cheap telescopes can be of value. Just remember that there is much more to the universe, than what these cheap telescopes show.

What Telescope To Buy
When buying a telescope, you will encounter mainly one of two instruments. One is a reflector and the other is a refractor. One type of telescope uses a mirror to reflect light, whereas the other is similar to a binoculars, but with one lens. The process of how they work does not need to really be delved into, as they both do similar jobs, and that is to let you see the beauty of the universe!

There are many brands that you will find for telescopes; however, the best of brands that I have seen and recommend is Meade telescopes, Orion telescopes, Celestron telescopes. These telescope brands are really the best out there for amateur viewing. They are proven scientific instruments, used by first time telescope users and seasoned astronomers alike. And what is more, they are created by people who love astronomy.

When looking for a telescope, there are many different models you will find. For your first telescope, I suggest you look for a small telescope from the brands listed. The optics is great, and you will not have to invest too much, to start enjoying the hobby of astronomy.

There are many telescope reviews online, and each can help you a bit more to find the telescope you need to kick start your astronomy hobby. With so much helpful information online, and the help you can receive from online astronomy stores, finding a good telescope for your home is so much easier today.
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