Buying your First Time Telescope

By: Kozsun Huseyin

When looking up at the sky, there comes a time when our thirst to see the stars in there full splendour rather then little dots becomes more than a desire. With hundreds of millions of objects in the sky to see, a planet telescope can really bring the universe to life. Your first experience in buying your first astronomical telescope is likely to determine your future with seeing space. I say this as there is much hype from the cheap telescope manufacturers telling you that you will see millions of miles away. There is loads of hype and I hope this article here about buying your first astronomical telescope will help you have a great lifelong interest and participation with astronomy and using your first telescope.

Two points that you must bear in mind before buying your first astronomical telescope:

1. Remember the pictures on the planet telescopes box are taken by a professional astro-photographer with very expensive equipment.

2. When viewing object in space, they will be in various shades of black and white. This happens with all planet telescopes. The colour is only seen in long exposure photography of the object.

Think of the planet telescope box for your first astronomical telescope as the pictures from fast food restaurants. The picture looks amazing in the picture, but the result is less than imagined. This can deter people thinking that planet telescopes are not what they make out and that they should decide not to buy a first astronomical telescope. This is not the case, after all we still love the fast food. Your first astronomical telescope will still bring you amazing sights which are breathtaking.

One thing to keep in mind is the price and quality factor. In the last part I gave you an example of a fast food chain and the pictures. Now if you purchase your first astronomical telescope for $100 or less, than realize that the quality of your first astronomical telescope will not satisfy your desire to see the universe.

Those first astronomical telescopes selling for less than $100 are great for looking at the moon, but will prove no use for any deep space viewing. The key to having the best first astronomical telescope is to make sure your first astronomical telescope has a strong mount, otherwise the image will shake everywhere, and you will not see much.

The best option is to go for a $200+ planet telescope for your first astronomical telescope. The price determines quality with planet telescopes whether it is your first time planet telescope or you are a seasoned planet telescope user. And the most important parts that need quality is the planet telescope mount, planet telescope lens, and planet telescope mirror.

The main items to look at when buying a planet telescope are the two numbers that will tell you how well it is expected to work. For a good first astronomical telescope, a listing of 20X50 is about average. This means the magnification will equal 20 times what you see with your eyes and the 50 is the width of the length, which is what determines how much light is gathered. The more light the better the image will be visible in the dark and for astronomy, all star gazing is typically done after dark.

A lot of the cheap planet telescopes try to sell you on fancy gadgets. They look good to have on your new first astronomical telescope, but the truth is that these kind of features will be of no use. Consider on a $100 first astronomical telescope that comes with loads of fancy gadgets, most of the money is going on those features. All you need to get started in astronomy with a first astronomical telescope is to make sure more of your money goes on the planet telescope mirror, planet telescope mount, and planet telescope lenses.

Following the above advice will result in you getting the best first astronomical telescope for your home needs. And you will know when you have purchase a good first time planet telescope when you stay with looking at the stars for years to come.

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