Eye Telescopes For The Beginner

By: Rohit Chopra

Eye telescopes or spy glasses are commonly seen in pirate or seafaring movies, and were utilized by many seafarers in order to view land masses or to navigate the stars. Yet for the beginner to utilize the eye telescope and view the stars or even the wildlife in the backyard takes very little effort with the telescope.

Searching for an eye telescope may seem a little difficult at first but with just a little research into the market finding a telescope should prove to be not as difficult. Many of these telescopes can be bought along with refractor telescopes or come along with them in order to adjust the telescope to view the night sky. While eye telescopes have been around for a number of years many people may not see them as beneficial to astronomy and disregard the eye telescope as a novelty item.

Eye telescopes are also known as spy glasses and have been in use for many centuries and can be found on many newer model telescopes, particularly refractor scopes that enable the user to use the telescope to get the scope in sync with stars or planets.

What is an Eye Telescope?

Eye telescopes typically have a concave lens and an eyepiece, thus taking the shape of a small version of a refractor telescope. The compact shape allows for ease of mobility yet the ability to see very far or close inspection of celestial bodies is usually impractical for the user. Yet the utilization of an eye telescope can help you in finding a celestial body or the search for land on your trip across the lake. Using it to view the small things is a great way to introduce children to the awesome world of telescopes and astronomy.

Utilizing the telescope takes little practice and many can be off and running with it in a matter of minutes. Yet being able to use the eye telescope in conjunction with a larger telescope is a great for the astronomer, since it allows you to move the larger telescope into the view of the stars or planets.

Eye telescopes are important to many astronomers in their search for the stars or moon yet no matter how you use your telescope it can be beneficial to your search of the celestial body or the back yard birds you can be sure that it will be up close and personal.

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