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First Telescope Buying Tips For Backyard Astronomy

Jun 19, 2008
Using a telescope in your own backyard can be one of the greatest hobbies you get into, which is both rewarding and at the same time increases our knowledge of practical astronomy. However, getting there can be problematic. Here are some tips to buying your first telescope.

In this article, you will discover:
* Understanding What You Want Out Of Astronomy
* Setting A Budget To Buy Telescopes
* Space Considerations To Think About
* Getting The Telescope From There To Here

* Understanding What You Want Out Of Astronomy
You may have seen those nice pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope, now you want a telescope in the hope that you will see such images. Unfortunately the kind of telescopes you can buy is generally not going to show such large, colorful images. Though you still can see objects in space with a resolution which no telescope in the world can show - and that is true resolution!

At this point, it is important to consider why you want to buy a telescope? Do you want to see the nebula's, the galaxies, and other objects that our Universe contains? Or are do you want a telescope which will be used occasionally?

* Setting A Budget To Buy Telescopes
Your choice for the above will also be an important consideration in setting a budget. There are big and expensive telescopes, mid priced telescopes, and low priced telescopes. If you really want to get the best, and see objects bigger, then a high end telescope will be needed.

Your choice will also come down to how much you want to spend when buying telescopes. It is a good idea to spend as much as you can on a telescope. The result is that you will likely buy a telescope that will last for years and even decades, whereas cheap telescopes may not last as long or you might lose interest.

* Space Considerations To Think About
It is easy to go into a dedicated telescope store, see a big telescope that looks like it is the best, and then purchase it. I remember my cousin came over one day and was asking about buying a telescope. He wanted the best telescope, but the best does not always meet our needs.

A telescope may seem small; however, a telescope needs much more space than the telescopes dimensions. Think about the space you intend to have the telescope situated. You want this space to be permanent, as a big telescope can be cumbersome to keep moving. You want to also allow space for you to move around the telescope, and the space needed for the telescope to move around freely.

* Getting The Telescope From There To Here
Another consideration is that of how the telescope will get from the store to you. Will the telescope fit in your vehicle? If buying a telescope online, you will have it much easier, as they will deliver to your door! However, look at the online delivery costs, and consider if they do indeed deliver to your location.
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