Studying the Stars: Telescopes for All

Orion SkyQuest XX12 Truss Dobsonian Telescope with Shroud

Orion SkyQuest XX12 Truss Dobsonian Telescope is the perfect way to gaze into the stars. From the moment you receive the telescope it is a good experience. If you have purchased a telescope of this type in the past then you know that sometimes they can be a bit complicated to put together if you have never dealt with a telescope before. That is not the case with the SkyQuest XX12; assembly is a breeze and the instructions are pictured step by step. This telescope does not only let you see the planets in the solar system with clarity, but it can go a lot farther than that. You can get detailed views of celestial objects that are light-years away. The fact that it is so easy to assemble means that you can also take it with you to other locations where you may get a better view of the stars.

Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

The Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope is great for beginners. This telescope is good at giving you great views of the moon and the closest planets in the solar system. The fact that the gas giants are so big will also help give you a great look at them. Do not expect great views of other galaxies however. Though you get faint views of nebulas and galaxies, which is not the goal of this telescope. That does not mean that this is not a great telescope, in fact it is one of the best ones at the price range; but if you want detailed views of celestial objects that are further than the solar system, then you should consider getting a telescope on a higher price range. If you are a beginner and have used telescopes in this price range before, you will be extremely satisfied.

Bushnell ARES 6 inch Compact Dobsonian Telescope OpticsPlanet Edition (786100)

The Bushnell ARES 6 inch Compact Dobsonian Telescope is a great telescope for taking to good sky view locations. It is light and as far as sky watching it is great for beginners. You can actually get some amazing views of the planets in our solar system, even the Saturn rings can be greatly observed with this telescope. The solar system is not the only thing you get a good view of; large nebulas and some distant galaxies are within sight for this telescope. The best thing about it is the price; for the kind of views you get with this telescope it could be justifiable to pay twice as much. This telescope may be one of the best values out there.

iOptron SmartStar-G-MC90 GPS Telescope

The iOptron SmartStar-G-MC90 GPS Telescope is a great option for star gazers. The reason is so great is that it makes it fairly easy to find the stars’ location with its GPS feature. But what would be the point of finding the stars if you do not get a good view of the sky? The iOptron SmartStar-G-MC90 GPS Telescope does give you views that will leave the space lover happy and hoping for a clear night every night. It is a great size to keep in your apartment or home and it is easy to transport if you need a better angle to look at the skies. The GPS system is incredibly good for locating celestial bodies and that takes away the looking for them part of sky watching. Unlike other telescopes the iOptron SmartStar-G-MC90 GPS Telescope comes with all the accessories you may need including a tripod that is stable and strong. Some assembly is required, but it is fairly simple and no tools are necessary.