Astronomy ~ Telescope Guide

Exploring the Night Sky is a journey through time, it connects us to our ancestors and our galactic home, the Milky Way. Whether you’r observing the night sky with the naked eye, using binoculars or a telescope their is a world of wonder that awaits.

Below is a guide to getting to know the night sky and the different types of telescopes that exist and their individual Pros and Cons.

 
 

Beginning Telescope - 8 inch Dobsonian

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Bintel 8 inch dobsonian

The popularity of Dobsonian Telescopes is testament to its ease of use and simple design.

Simple put, a Dobsonian Telescope is a Newtonian Reflector Telescope that is mounted on an altazimuth mount. An altazimuth mount is one that moves left and right and up and down. It is the simplest design to use and learn the night sky with.

I recommend an 8-inch telescope over a 6-inch due to the fact that a 8-inch telescope collects 78% more light than the 6-inch.

Please also read the section below on eyepieces as they have a HUGE effect on the final view you will have of the planets, stars an nebulae.

 

Go-To Telescopes - Automated Sky Exploration

Goto Dobsonians vs. GOTO S.c.tELSCOPES

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Eyepieces and barlows

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