Thursday, 22 November 2012

Telescope Buying Tips from Sky & Telescope Magazine

What to Know Before You Buy

Telescopes come in an overwhelming variety of sizes, shapes, and prices. To make sense of this embarrassment of riches, you need to ask yourself a few basic questions.
telescopes big and small
The author owns a half dozen scopes, including the 70-mm refractor at left and the 12.5-inch truss-tube Dob at right.
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How much are you willing to spend? How portable does your telescope need to be? Do you plan to do astrophotography? And what do you hope for and expect from astronomy?

More - Link >>> http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/What-to-Know-Before-You-Buy-151755015.html

Source: Sky and Telescope Magazine.

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