Hobby Astronomer Guide To Telescopes

Are you looking for an exciting new hobby to delve into, and love the beauty of space? Then, it’s time to get a new telescope! You will get a chance to view and learn all about the celestial wonders of space right from the comfort of your backyard.

To make getting started with your new hobby easier, I’ve created a Telescope Guide detailing three of the best telescopes for any Hobby Astronomer and space enthusiast. So, whether you’re just starting out, or have years of experience gazing through the wanders of space, I hope this will be your guide to finding the perfect telescope that is right for you.

Emarth Telescope

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The Emarth telescope is one of the best Hobby Telescopes for kids and beginners. It includes a 360mm (f/5.1) magnification focal length and a 77mm aperture, high-quality optics complete with a 5×24 finder scope and interchangeable eyepieces and finally, it has easy and convenient usability. Emarth is an especially good choice for traveling, as it’s portable and doesn’t require any tools to set it up, plus it comes with an adjustable tripod and carry bag.

Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope

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This high-quality telescope provides the most optimized viewing experience, complete with an updated but familiar iconic “orange tube” design that brings the latest features. With a light gathering power of 459x compared to the human eye, you will be able to view great distances. Celestron also provides a 6-inch aperture with light gathering ability capable of viewing the Moon, planets and other celestial objects with accurate precision, and with SkyAlign technology, you’re telescope will automatically align in minutes. Plus, with a fully-automated GoTo mount that includes an impressive database, you can locate objects with ease. Celestron is an excellent choice for anyone wanting the most accurate view of the night sky.

Orion 9827 AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

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With a 6-inch aperture and a 750mm (f/5) focal length Newtonian reflector, Orion lets us discover the most satisfying viewing experience yet–from close-by celestial objects to distant galaxies and nebula’s. This high-quality telescope also provides eyepieces allowing up to 30 to 75x views, a 6×30 finder scope, an adjustable tripod, Starry Night software and much more. Orion is not only good for viewing distant objects in deep space, but providing a wide view of the entire sky.

Whether you’re new to the celestial viewing journey, or have a lot of experience, hopefully one of these telescopes is the perfect fit for your next stargazing adventure.

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With a few interesting projects on the radar for the next 10 years, when do you think we’ll revisit the moon? Would you rather like to visit the moon or mars? Let us know in the comments.

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