How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Eyepieces

| January 21, 2012 | 30 Comments

When choosing a telescope eyepiece, remember that more space between the eye and the lens allows for more adjustment possibilities. Compare different styles of eyepieces for telescopes with the shopping tips in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales and customer service representative for Anacortes Telescope in Anacortes, Wash. for several years. He enjoys introducing people to the science & art of astronomy. Filmmaker: Curtis Enlow
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Dobsonian telescope mounts are commonly used for reflecting telescopes or Newtonian telescopes. Learn about Dobsonian mounts for telescopes in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales and customer service representative for Anacortes Telescope in Anacortes, Wash. for several years. He enjoys introducing people to the science & art of astronomy. Filmmaker: Curtis Enlow
Video Rating: 4 / 5

 

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  1. GeorgeChar95 says:

    @Zorack10 you mean Televue Ethos? I want one of those but they are very expensive and since i am 17 i have to wait 1-2 years until i get a job.

  2. animedrawer84 says:

    @hoochis how much do you want to spend ?

  3. hoochis says:

    @animedrawer84 ?

  4. animedrawer84 says:

    @hoochis price ?

  5. hoochis says:

    what pieces should i get for an 8 inch dobsonian

  6. OneFabFisher says:

    I need a quality telescope for astro-videography and astrophotography.

  7. hiian123 says:

    @jeepman2207 For solar system viewing you can get a great scope for 200 bucks. If you are really going to get into deep space objects you will need aperature and a nice dobsonian is the cheapest way to do that. If you want to take pictures you will want a goto or EQ mount that will track using a motor and one with a good 6″ of aperature will run you about 500 dollars.

  8. NEEDCARS says:

    for youre first telescope, you can get the celestron firstscope. it costs only 50 bux. it is a GREAT first telescope

  9. Zorack10 says:

    If You all really want a good scope get at least a 10″ I have a LX20010″ classic and use 2″ eyepieces such as the ones in this video.

  10. jeepman2207 says:

    i would like to get in to doing this but dont know where to begin . i want a telescope that is good for solar system veiwing and out side the solar system plus i want to be able to take pics of what im looking at . im not wanting to spend alot of money though can any one help ??

  11. djmisplacedmarblesTV says:

    these vids are helping loads.

    am going to make a playlist of scope vids…

  12. ishouldplayzelda says:

    me too, all i got is a 20x to 30x by 50x monocular. one of by friends has a telescope that just sits there and I’m gonna see if i can buy it off him. and he also probably doesn’t know a good price on a telescope so i could probably scrap it for 20 bucks.

  13. nikanj says:

    Wow. That 25″ looks like it belongs on a mountain top observatory.

  14. homersimpson449 says:

    all for astronomy. telescopes, mounts, accessories, service, know-how
    hoo-germany.de

  15. ParaglidingManiac says:

    I’d love to chat with this guy for a couple of hours!

  16. shfbdfi1273 says:

    What’s the name of that big telescope, peeping tom?

  17. KSpace23 says:

    i have a telescope i bought for $30 at walmart but it barley magnifies the moon

  18. JosephW99 says:

    so what do i buy????

  19. Jiinx2 says:

    @Arxidianomeas True but for someone taking up stargazing with a limited funds the Dob is the best bang for your buck and prob one of the most simple scopes to use.

  20. Arxidianomeas says:

    I don’t like dobsonian style.Personal taste.

  21. animedrawer84 says:

    Hi to everyone…….I want to buy a telescope but I don’t know which one I should go for it’s either going to be an Orion atlas 10 or an Orion skyquest xt12….which one should I go for……I want one that will allow me to some deep-sky viewing(galaxies, nebulas etc) I know both of the are able to see the mentioned above but which one is the best one….what’s your reccomendation…..which one would you guys choose

  22. Anvilcjl says:

    You’re a good speaker. Good job.

  23. vallandil31 says:

    Yeah.
    Got mine today

    SkyWatcher 8″ Dobson f/6
    awaiting clear skies.

  24. Antardrews says:

    what is the difference betwen the short tube or long tube telescopes. im a beginner and want to buy a telescope to see the moon and other planets like venus, mars, jupiter and saturn. Will a short tube like the one from the ”Orion ShortTube 80-A Refractor Telescope” be good for me?
    someone answer please

  25. diddyxxx says:

    check out that bad boy !!!

  26. Spraycando says:

    Don’t be envious. You can afford a decent telescope to use at home which will show you some beautiful objects. Start with the basics and work your way up. You’ll get there.

  27. Spraycando says:

    They don’t. And it doesn’t require a laser collimater and skill. Just common sense. The term Dobsonian refers to the mount, not the optics. Newtonian reflectors are sometimes mounted on a Dobsonian mount. This means that the tube assembly and optics within remain static.

  28. funnygirl532 says:

    i have a reflecter its mark is bushnell

  29. alpal2002 says:

    Most big dobs need to be collimated
    many times per night.
    That requires a laser collimater & skill.

  30. jamieball says:

    Those are nice telescopes.. thanks for the video.. you have helped me understand more about dobsonians!! thanks

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