How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Refracting Telescopes

A refracting telescope is the most common kind of telescope. Discover the difference between refracting and reflecting 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

Duration : 0:3:24


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How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Refracting Telescopes — 25 Comments

  1. I just want one to …
    I just want one to look at the woman getting undressed in the house across the street.

  2. Advice to all. Join …
    Advice to all. Join your local astronomical society. Don’t just walk into a store and buy one on the advice of a salesman. Astronomers are a friendly bunch and they’ll help you out. @ KenConLock. Yes you can. But if you video an object thro the scope it will be very hazy and dance about due to refraction. Take stills and overlay them. Join your local society or club. They are here to help you. And they will.

  3. Yes, through a …
    Yes, through a reflecting telescope with a CCD camera attached. Real time video/pictures on your computer screen or on a memory card. you can even get one with a GPS so you can track photgraph and video satellites and other moving objects like the Space shuttle and the ISS.

  4. Are there any …
    Are there any telescopes which allow you to connect them to your computer? I would like to put the magnified picture (in real time) that would normally be displayed through the eye piece on the the telescope onto my computer. So i would like to look through the telescope… on my computer. Possible?

  5. How come in this …
    How come in this video you talk about large magnifications, but in the other vids, with the same scope your advice for magnification is smaller. Did I miss a link? Or a trick?

  6. @carndrifter …a …
    @carndrifter …a SPOTTING scope…£38 from ebay… with a table top tripod… you cudnt spot a fatty in a mcdonalds with it!!!

  7. @1stCAVMeserve For …
    @1stCAVMeserve For your first telescope, stay away from ebay scopes in general, there is a review of that scope on CloudyNights review site under the brand name Baytronix, not a good scope. Read some of the recommendations on CN and you can make a better decision on a first scope.

  8. some planetary …
    some planetary nebula along with planets the moon and some other deep space objects. In a year or two ill prob upgrade to a 6 to 8 inch reflector for deeper space viewing. If u are on a tight budget 4.5 ionches for 200 bucks is a lot nicer than 6-8 inches for 400

  9. hi i am also a …
    hi i am also a beginner and am looking for a telescope myself. Aperature is the most important thing. The more aperature u have the more detail u will see in images and this really comes to play with nebula and galaxy deep space viewing. A good deep space reflector should be around 6 inches for good detail. If you just want to get a head start on planets the moon and even some close nebulae like the orion nebula 4.5 in is a good start. I am getting a Meade DS130 telescope with 5 inches for

  10. Hi, I am about to …
    Hi, I am about to buy my first telescope.
    And I have no idea about what to get.
    I saw one on ebay that I liked.
    If you could give your opinion about it, it would be nice.
    the telescope is 4.5“ reflector telescope and it is from the brand TWINSTAR maybe you have heard of it.
    Hope you can help me.thank you.

  11. my mother is gettin …
    my mother is gettin me a telescope for xmas…

    god only knows what cheap she has bought me : (

    I’m 24 btw XD

  12. Schat I’m sick of …
    Schat I’m sick of losers who try to make their own little video web sites that don’t even bloody work. Their so dumbass they can’t even see the play button doesn’t actually make the clip play. Thankfully there was this copy of it here on YouTube.

  13. I broke part of the …
    I broke part of the support arms on my german equatorial mount and could not after many phone calls and emails to celestron get the part i needed. Nice scope great optics but very poor after sales customer service. Solved the problem my self by making it out of wood. STAY CLEAR OF CELESTRON.

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