How to Buy a Telescope : Tips for Buying a Telescope

| April 26, 2012 | 25 Comments

Know what features to look for when buying a telescope. Telescope buyers are faced with many options and confusing technological terms when choosing what to purchase. Find out what to look for when buying a telescope 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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  1. goofiegoofball says:

    Thanks for all your videos, they’ve all been very helpful on making me decide which telescope to get for my first one.

  2. FPChris says:

    You guy need to watch “Tip for labeling videos”.

  3. homersimpson449 says:

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

    hoo-germany.de

  4. jh3835 says:

    need to label the videos in order

  5. maaaarko says:

    Astronomy is much more fun when you’re not an astronomer.

    Havent heard better statement about astronomy in a while.

  6. pokerguy17 says:

    Haha no problem bro :)

  7. R4ju20 says:

    lol, i dont think old men understand this……………lol…. nice find. made me laugh.

  8. jupiterswan1 says:

    I guess numbering the videos is too much trouble for Expert Village. If you’re looking for simple introduction to the various types of telescopes, I found this video helpful: /watch?v=I0QLNw23h_Y

  9. opiqqq says:

    Hello Jesse.

    Thanks abundantly for your generous tutorial. I’ve been browsing around and finally here I find you have a one stop learning for all of these astronomy stuff. I’ve watched all of your 20 videos and it really help me to make a solid decision to choose a telescope.

    That Tina1007’s question about astrophotography should be considered to be fulfilled. I think you’re a master about this optical things. I’m waiting for it too.

    Again, thank you. Great works!

  10. pokerguy17 says:

    Hahahaha pause at 0:25 lmao

  11. CommanderXED says:

    Thanks for this video series. I’m just getting into the hobby and it has been very helpful. Any recommendations for a newbie in the dark countryside of New Mexico?

  12. supergooddeal says:

    I like the way he juggles at 9 seconds.

  13. hrbear says:

    Great tutorial! I like most watching the moon when it’s a full moon and when the sky is clear. It’s very impressive, the craters made by meteorites. Also, when at the country and the night is too deep it’s so exciting to watch the milky way gas, well I don’t exactly which spiral I was observing to, maybe the spiral which we are into.

  14. LAsalsero12 says:

    Thanks Jesse! wow this is a great tutorial….

  15. animedrawer84 says:

    Hi 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

  16. 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

  17. imanoob4 says:

    Look at the Left column… Says “Next in Series”

  18. ColdplayyalpdloC says:

    Great Videos Man. Thanks a lot!

  19. 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

  20. post1959 says:

    how do i check out your store i did not see a web page or a email site needer a store location

  21. djmisplacedmarblesTV says:

    cheers man, just getting into this , appreciate the time taken to help folks out .

  22. haterdrinkinhaterade says:

    You all really need to number your videos or put them in playlists.

  23. Kenzofeis says:

    I have a 3′ telescope and I can see Uranus. Please start wearing pants :/
    Duh, I just had to! ^^

  24. fireboot1 says:

    is this a good telescope or is it just bad ??
    Spectra Optics Telescope 900×114

  25. osajasimonis says:

    cache absolutamente na pero igual gracias waton

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