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Where To Buy A Telescope From

Jul 6, 2008
Your passion is ignited. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope pictures have captivated your imagination. Now you are on the quest to buy your own astronomical telescope, yes your very own! But, where can you buy a scientific instrument for a beginner, and still be able to use it properly?

Telescopes are simply amazing scientific instruments. You point it up in the night sky, and soon find that you have access to the whole universe. You find stars, nebula, galaxies, and many more fascinating parts of our universe. This is an instrument which you can never get exhausted from. As long as there are objects in heaven, a telescope will always be used to peer into the universe.

How is a novice, someone who is an amateur at astronomy going to be able to see the beauty of the heavens? We hear of the Hubble Space Telescope, and many other great observatories. Well, luckily there have been passionate people about astronomy. These men and woman have created telescopes for people like you and me.

The telescope is pretty much an easy enough instrument to use. There is nothing complicated with telescopes, and these telescopes which are mass produced today are available to all for modest prices. However, there are many options.

Finding a telescope is not as easy as buying milk or honey. Buying a telescope needs research, to be able to find the right one. Some toy stores, especially the big stores, have telescopes in there scientific toy sections. This kind of telescope, though easily accessible, may not be your best option. Though they are great for children and people who only want a passing hobby with astronomy, a better telescope can show you so much more, and can really ignite your passion.

Another step up would be to go to an optical product retailer. You find cameras, digital cameras, and binoculars. Often they will have telescopes for sale. Though the telescopes you will find may be best suited for terrestrial viewing. They can however give you much better views of the heavens than a telescope from a toy store.

One of the problems with the camera seller is that they can't really give you much real advice about the telescope. They may give you facts and figures, but many will not know much about astronomy.

Another solution, which is the best by far, is the dedicated telescope retailer. These retailers are there because of there passion for astronomy. They know what works and what doesn't. In almost all cases, you will only find telescopes which produce the kind of results you expect to see. Again this is at a price. A good quality telescope is not cheap, and can run anywhere from several hundred dollars to thousands of dollars.

The choice of where to go will depend on your needs, and how much you have an interest in astronomy. A point to make; some high end binoculars perform just as same as the lower quality telescopes, and may in fact produce better results.

A great reason to buy a good quality telescope is that you get to have a scientific instrument which is made with quality optics, and a sturdy mount. What you then have is a scientific instrument which will last you for many years.
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Here is some telescope resources that can help you find and buy a telescope:
Buy Telescopes |
Meade Telescope Sales |
Buying Binoculars UK
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