We live in interesting times. Technological advancement has really enhanced the quality of our lives in almost every aspect. Astronomy just happens to be one of those spheres that had greatly benefited.
Never has there been a better time to cop a telescope like today. There are so many brands out there for you to take a pick. Ideally, though, there are only 3 main types of telescopes.
Also referred to as Newtonian telescopes, these telescopes are favored by many novice astronomers. Constitutionally, they are made up of mirrors instead of lenses. This effectively means that they are not prone to chromatic aberration issues. Because mirrors reflect all the wavelengths of light naturally, they are able to capture real pictures of space.
Most telescopes of this type are usually cheap because of the simpler design. While one would naturally think that expensive is better, that’s not always the case. You need to find a telescope that you’re likely going to use often, not a relic.
This particular telescope is one of a kind. It comes with advanced technology which enables you to dabble in star photography. Compared to its peers, the Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope is relatively inexpensive.
We’re certain you’ll love the 3x burrow lens which are able to capture pristine real pictures of space. The German equatorial mount is another fantastic feature which is made from quality materials thereby facilitating you to turn in any direction you please.
This telescope has an incredible 127mm aperture and a 1000mm focal length. These dimensions make this telescope a great tool for both novices and experts in star photography.
This state of the art telescope has a humongous aperture which gathers plenty of light to illuminate your view better. While most Dobsonian telescopes are generally bulky, this one has an actual handle which makes it easy for you to carry it around.
The top features include a two-inch 2speed focuser. Because the focuser has a powerful 11:1 focus, users are able to get precise focus adjustment to view space in all its glory. This telescope also comes with a convenient thumbscrew which simplifies how you adjust the secondary mirror.
Lenses are used in the place of mirrors here. They also function fantastically well with novices because of the minimum maintenance needed. It also goes without saying that the fact you don’t have to collimate your telescope is a big plus.
The images produced by refracting telescopes are usually crisp thanks to the fact that the tubes are usually closed off from the outside. In terms of functionality, this attribute makes refracting telescopes dependable because they are unaffected by vagaries like air currents and temperature.
If you’re looking to introduce a member of the younger generation to astronomy, then a refracting telescope is probably what you’re looking for. This is because of the great ease of viewing. With the eyepiece situated right at the end of the telescope, you don’t have to mount on any step to view celestial bodies.
It has two eyepieces, a 10mm version and another one which is 25mm. These eyepieces allow you to change the depths of your vision and identify different sky objects which are found in different locations. If you’re crazy about magnification levels, you’ll love that this telescope has magnification options of 36x and 90x.
You can check out far away objects like the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter in great detail. The high level of quality and affordability of the telescope makes it a great product worth checking out.
These are hybrids of both the reflecting and refracting telescopes. By combining the best both worlds, catadioptric telescopes are able to offer astronomers a unique take of the night sky.
Most catadioptric telescopes have a shorter overall length which makes them great for traveling around. That said, most of them are usually more expensive than conventional telescopes.
We’ve been saving the best for last. With a small, compact design, the Celestron NEXSTAR is a powerful telescope that perfectly combines both reflector and refractor attributes for fantastic viewing.
The Celestron NEXSTAR is your best bet to capture real pictures of space that you can share with fellow enthusiasts of the cosmos. All of this is thanks to the camera control option that gives you the freedom to take long exposure photos with a DSLR camera.
This computerized telescope comes packed with a complete Goto system and about 40,000 pre-programmed celestial objects. This means that stargazing is a breeze and you can spend more time admiring the wonders of the universe instead of struggling to make adjustments.
The aforementioned telescopes are the best in their respective fields. Since buying a telescope is no mean feat, we suggest attending a Star viewing party for a chance to sample the different types of telescopes in the market. That way, you’ll be able to spot a favorite and decide if you want to go the distance and buy one.
At AstroReality, we encourage space enthusiasts to let their imagination speak to them. If you’re looking for a 3D feel of the universe, be sure to stop over at our online shop and sample the different celestial objects including fan favorites like the MARS Classic and LUNAR Pro 3D printed models. We’re certain you’ll enjoy checking out the models and gifting them to a near and dear one.