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February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 119

All people have different hobbies. Some of them like sport, music and cinema while others prefer astronomy. If you are a passionate admirer of terrestrial applications and astronomy then you definitely need a good telescope. It is not so easy to choose a proper astronomy telescope. There are a lot of shops that offer telescopes with very poor quality. In this article we will explain to you what aspects you need to take into consideration before purchasing a telescope and will provide some names of famous, good quality manufacturers.

The first telescope was invented in the 17th century and since then its parameters and capabilities developed enormously. Before selecting a telescope you must take into account several important factors, such as type, cost, focal length, mount type, orifice and several others.

By comparing the parameters on different telescopes you can make the right decision. Nowadays there are different types of telescopes, such as reflecting, refracting and catadioptric telescopes. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. So it is up to you to decide what type is most suitable for you. Refractors for creating images utilize lenses and reflectors and also use mirrors and catadioptric telescopes use a combination of the above.

The first two types are more popular than the third. There are also a lot of sub-categories and sub-types. They are widely used for astronomical telescopes and long focus camera lenses. This type is great because it provides a very crisp image and you can enjoy and observe planetary objects.

Most refractors are portable, which means that you can easily move it. But unfortunately, it has a small opening and this is why you can observe planets and very bright stars plus constellations. They are also quite expensive, using one or more curved mirrors in order to form the image.

This type is very famous among admirers of astronomy, since it is suitable for astrophotography and visual observation. Catadioptric telescopes are suitable for observing small celestial objects. Usually it has a small size, but very good magnification that makes it a favorite choice for astronomers. However, they are more expensive.

It is also very important to determine the aperture. Large types provide brighter and clearer imagery. It is suitable for observing very small celestial objects, details and distant galaxies. This scope can be bulky and expensive. So, before choosing one, you must consult with an expert who will help you select one that is best suited to you.

Nowadays there is a selection to choose from, like Baader Hyperion eyepieces, Daystar Solar filters, Kowa Spotting Scopes, Televue and many others. All these companies do not need an introduction, because they are considered leaders in this industry.

We are sure that you will not regret purchasing a telescope, especially if you follow the advice provided in this article.

For more information about Alpen Binoculars and Stellarvue visit our website.

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