All About Telescope Sales

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Buying a telescope can be an overwhelming process. There are many different types, sizes, and brands of telescopes for sale today. To make things even more difficult, there are also plenty of online stores to choose from that sell telescopes. This article will provide you with the information you need to help you decide about telescope sales, which type is best for your needs, and where to buy one without getting ripped off!


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Telescopes come in three basic categories: Refracting, Reflecting, or Catadioptric (which combines aspects of both). These three types have their own strengths and weaknesses but they mainly differ in how they gather light. The most common type today is refractor because it gathers light well so it’s good for viewing planets. Reflecting telescopes are less common but they work very well for viewing deep-space objects because you can see them so much better than with the other types.


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Choosing a telescope size is subjective to how far you want to view compared to what’s available in your price range at the time of purchase. Aperture, or just “aperture” by itself, is the diameter of the main optical element (lens or mirror). This is one of the most important aspects of any telescope and it’s usually listed on spec sheets as mm/cm (millimeters over centimeters). The larger an aperture, the more light gathered. So long as magnification isn’t too high (see next item) you will see more with a large aperture. For example, let’s say you have an aperture of 150mm/100cm and another one of 100mm/50cm. At the same magnification (power), the larger aperture will show you twice as much detail because it gathers double the light.


The maximum possible magnification for any telescope is 300x (times). This is because above this power level, images tend to blur due to atmospheric disturbances like heat waves or gusts of wind. If you want great views of distant objects like galaxies or nebulae then low magnifications are best (10-30x). But if you want to examine fine details in planets, higher magnification levels work well (50-150x). Also, the lower the magnification level is on a reflecting telescope, the wider its field of view will be. This is because of how these telescopes work (see “Types” above).


The two most popular mounts for telescopes are equatorial and altazimuth. Equatorial mountings rotate in hour angles so you can keep an object in your eyepiece without having to move the telescope every few minutes. They’re more stable and best used when photographing objects through your eyepiece. Altazimuth mounts allow up/down and left/right movement through one axis while providing great stability with little vibration at high magnifications or large apertures. These are better for hunting down celestial objects at night and better suited to terrestrial observations that use a telescope’s eyepiece.


Telescope sales have been on the rise in recent years, as people become more and more interested in astronomy. There are a number of reasons for this increase, including technological advances that have made telescopes more powerful and portable than ever before. In addition, there is a greater awareness of the universe among the general public, thanks to popular movies and TV shows like Star Wars and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that telescope sales are booming, and this trend is likely to continue for many years to come. If you’re thinking about buying a telescope, now is definitely the time to do it!

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