Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Telescopes as Promised
Hello my fellow stargazers!
A special good evening to readers who have been waiting to see which telescopes have made it to the top lists rated by both amateur and professional astronomers.
To begin I will say it was difficult to find telescopes that are both high quality and user friendly. But I realized all of them had something in commonly: Their brand.
Orion is the top quality scope with both power and ease that goes beyond their price.
They have a year warranty included, which also makes it a very adjuring and dependable brand. Not to mention they now offer Installment billing so you don’t have to pay for your scope all at once!
I was also considering the cost when approaching these ocular devices. The idea I kept in mind was: What would anyone be able to afford?
When it comes to letting money go in today’s economy, I as a consumer would rather get what I’m looking for at an affordable price and at top quality.
Now On to my List:
The Orion Space Probe 3 Alt azimuth Reflector Telescope
great for all-around astronomical observing, this is a great beginner's telescope and it is at a great price! $158.
What’s included: adjustable-height equatorial mount, and parabolic optics,
Things you can see: Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and the cratered terrain of the Moon's surface.
For the: Family
The Orion Scope 70 Backpack refract or telescope
This is an excellent starter telescope from one person to a family.
What’s included: The eye piece is quite wide so it gives the viewer a wider view of the sky and includes a sturdy tripod to be positioned in all kinds of terrain.
Things you can see: Good for scenic long-distance viewing, and best for seeing beyond the horizon after sunset for some casual nighttime stargazing and Moon-watching.
For the: Professional
The Orion Star blast 4.5 and it is an Equatorial reflector telescope
What’s included: The scope's short focal length serves up a generous chunk of sky in the eyepiece, with newly upgraded eyepieces that include two from the Expanse series — 15mm (30x) and 6mm (75x) — which have a 66° apparent field of view.
Things you can see: Everything from the Moon to the Messier objects appear exceptionally sharp and contrasty.