Telescope Buying Guide What You Must Know Before Purchasing a Telescope
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Telescope Buying Guide What You Must Know Before Purchasing a Telescope

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Telescope Buying Guide-What You Must Know Before Purchasing a Telescope Many amateur astronomers had their interest on celestial bodies fired up after receiving a telescope, perhaps as a gift. A telescope is a source of learning and fun.

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Published 22 May 2013
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Telescope Buying Guide-What
You Must Know Before
Purchasing a Telescope Many amateur astronomers had their
interest on celestial bodies fired up after
receiving a telescope, perhaps as a gift.
A telescope is a source of learning and
fun. However, many folks rush out and
without giving it a thought buy cheap
scopes in stores that disappoints right
from the beginning, doing the cosmos a
lot of injustice. Others go for very complex sets not
really needed. If you are considering
buying another person or yourself a
telescope, the following telescope buying
guide should give you a good idea where
to start and what you should know.

What you see

An ideal small telescope reveals a
wonderful, rich and diverse celestial
wonderland. Starting with the moon, the
brightest and largest of objects in the
night sky, it is always the target for
anyone with a small telescope. A 30 power telescope is an inexpensive
yet relatively small choice offering a
magnificent panorama with rugged
highlands and silky dark areas with so
many craters.
A higher power will have the moon
entirely filling the eyepiece, giving you an
idea of an astronaut in a spaceship
peeking at a deserted world.
With just a reticent 40 power telescope,
you can see a lot when it comes to
planets, such as changing Venus and
Mercury phases, the pumpkin-colored
clear disk of Mars, Jupiter's four orbiting
moons, Titan the bright moon of Saturn
and its rings and perhaps star-like points
representing Neptune and Uranus. If you avoid lower magnification
telescopes for higher ones, meaning you
have ignored those found in department
stores, it is possible to see the enigmatic
dark markings and polar caps of Mars,
small greenish blue Uranus disk, Cassini's
division within the rings of Saturn and
much more. In other words, depending on the kind of
details you want, a telescope buying
guide should let you make the right
choice.
With high magnification telescopes, you
will be able to see locations beyond city
lights brightening the sky, peek at double
starts, nebulae, star clusters including
the magnificent Andromeda Galaxy over
2 million light years away from the
earth's milky way.
Quality above power

Uninitiated amateurs are mostly all about
power, a mistake. Each telescope offers
high magnification, although one is not
only increasing the image's size but the
object effects in the unreliable
atmosphere that we have.  A child who is interested in space or an
uninitiated adult usually test drives a
telescope through the highest
magnification there is. This leads to a
hopeless and enlarged fuzzy image
impossible to maintain in the field of the
telescope as a result of its unbalanced
and defective design.
After a short time, the practical learning
device ends up thrown in a garage or
closet, never to be used again.