Beginner's Telescopes

This telescope buying guide provides information and equipment listings for all types of refractor and reflector telescopes for all levels, from budding astronomer to the more experienced astronomer looking for a larger, more advanced 'scope.

Binoculars and telescopes and other astronomy equipment and accessories are the core of amateur astronomy. A good pair of binoculars is what introduced me to the pleasures of stargazing many moons ago and only after a couple of years scanning the skies did I graduate to a telescope. That was one of the department store 60mm telescopes we're all warned about, but my folks didn't know any better, and to a 12-year old kid, it opened up the universe.
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ZWO ASI183MC 20.18 MP CMOS Color Astronomy Camera with USB 3.0 # ASI183MC

ZWO ASI183MC 20.18 MP CMOS Color Astronomy Camera with USB 3.0 # ASI183MC

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  • ZWO ASI183MC color astronomy camera

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Here stands a rare, hard to find **light weight** 32mm University Optics 2 Inch Erfle in excellent optical condition providing high contrast wide field views that will dazzle easily beating those of higher competing multi layer coated brands in terms of contrast, sharpness and viewing

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Beautiful Bausch and Lomb Harbormaster 50” solid brass telescope on arch mounting on solid wood (I believe it is walnut) tripod about 59” tall. This telescope is an authentic reproduction of a 19th century English telescope.

The lens is 35X power and 76 mm optics …

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RARE! Collimator / Telescope! 
What a rare and unique piece!
A collimator is a device that narrows a beam of particles or waves.
Item is heavy and very large!  Lenses are very wide and do have scratches on them.  Photos show all that was included …

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The 12" LX90-ACF has an 12” diameter f/10 ACF optical system (focal length 3048mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. This largest of the LX90 models collects over twice as

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Meade 497 Autostar Controller -  FREE USA SHIPPING!
Software has been updated to version 43E. Comes with cord. Unit has been tested.Note: Display brightness & contrast can be adjusted in the utilities menu.

This 497 has been tested and found to be working perfectly.  We always

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Celestron Ambassador 80 AZ Brass Telescope

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