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Types of Telescopes – Tips for Buying Your First Telescope November 28, 2016

Posted by aquillam in Astronomy.
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It’s that time of year again, when many people consider buying a telescope, either for themselves or others. As always, I’m going to stick with my favorite piece of advice: consider binoculars. You can get a good pair for relatively little money, even if you add a tripod and mounting bracket. And if you discover you aren’t the type of person who wants to go outside at 3 AM for an occultation after all, you can can still take them with you to the game on Saturday.

If you still want a telescope (or you’ve already determined you ARE the type of person who gets up at 3 AM for an occultation), here is some advice from Sky & Telescope.

While there are hundreds of types of telescopes, there is only one that’ll be your first one. Use this guide to help you choose a telescope perfect for you

Source: Types of Telescopes – Tips for Buying Your First Telescope

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