How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Low Cost Options

Excellent quality telescopes can be purchased for less than $500. Save money when shopping for telescopes with the buying 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

Duration : 0:3:45


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How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Low Cost Options — 17 Comments

  1. I’ve found most of …
    I’ve found most of Expert Villages videos to be marginal at best, but this series on amature astronomy has been excellent. Well done and thankyou!!

  2. what is the …
    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

  3. I get your drift …
    I get your drift mate. GoTo systems are good. But what happens when you got 2 foot of snow, you’re out at 10PM and your hands are cold. Give me a 16″ Dob or equatorial anytime 🙂

  4. 90 mm catadioptric …
    90 mm catadioptric on a go-to mount. I had one they’re crap. Aperture is too small for faint objects and the secondary mirror causes a loss of contrast, which is what you want for the planets. Not a good all round ‘scope. Plus the tripod supplied raises the ‘scope by about 10 inches only. No good for serious viewing. Put it on a camera tripod and it shakes allover the place. Can’t get a steady view. Any telescope is only as good as the mount its on.

  5. I believe the ED …
    I believe the ED refractor is a model from William Optics.

  6. yeah, but deppends …
    yeah, but deppends what you want to see…its good when you have very dark sky(30miles from city) and you want to see DS…

  7. whtats the wtf …
    whtats the wtf about??? the size of that reflector??? phee….i’ve got 16:…thats a 10″..

  8. Does anyone know …
    Does anyone know the model names of the last two telescopes he talked about?

  9. Well you could see …
    Well you could see that there was an old model of Celestron NexStar if I’m right.. (I haven’t become acquainted with the old models..) Then there is an Meade Lightbridge, the 10″ Dobsonian, and the little go to is a Meade too. I’m not sure about the model but it’s Meade..

  10. Awesome video…. …
    Awesome video….just one problem…..he acts as if we know the make and model already. He doesn’t give us the names of any of the products. WTF, how are we supposed to go buy these if we have no idea what they are called.

    Buy the way the one under $200 is Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro. I want one.

  11. 1:46 wtf!! haha…. …
    1:46 wtf!! haha….anyway,very useful video,thanx!

  12. “clap, clap” SATURN …
    “clap, clap” SATURN. I wish the Celestron at the planetarium I work at was that easy. The clutch in the tracking base apparently wore out from so much use.

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