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Celestron Skyscout Review

A staffer's take on the popular personal planetarium, the Celestron SkyScout. When you search upon a star...

Telescopes 101 - A Guide to Telescopes

An overview of everything you need to know about telescopes and how to use them. Telescope facts, tips, accessories, and terminology are all here.

Understanding the telescope - Choosing the best one

It's hard to choose a telescope if you don't know the differences between them. Get the tele-scoop on aperture, magnification, power, reflectors, refractors, and more.

Find the right telescope for you - Telescopes Shopping Wizard

A telescope is an extension of your eye - find the one that fits you. Our telescope buying guide helps you sort by user level, type, usage, budget, or aperture.

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Telescopes and telescope accessories are as varied and dynamic as the night sky, and trying to pinpoint the perfect equipment can easily make you lose focus. At you'll find the widest selection, best information, and lowest prices in the galaxy. Whether you're a novice getting ready to take your first foray into astronomy or an experienced observer searching for a professional-grade scope, our selection of over 1,000 products will meet your needs and budget.

Meade, Celestron, and Zhumell are but a few of the high quality, name-brand telescopes and telescope eyepieces you'll find on our site. We've divided our store into sections for beginners, enthusiasts, and experts, as well as by telescope type. Search our telescopes by optics - reflecting, refracting, catadioptric, Dobsonian - or by features such as GoTo, GPS, or mount type. If you aren't yet sure what you're looking for, set your sights on our Telescopes 101 section. This cluster of helpful information and tips has everything you need to know to select, set up, and begin getting the most out of a new scope. is proud to offer a uniquely easy and fun shopping experience. You'll find fast, low-cost shipping on all of our products, information and accessories no further than a click away, and a helpful team of experts to answer all your questions. So whether you use the resources on our site or call our team at 1-800-303-5873, you will find the telescope you've been dreaming of. But hurry - the view is never the same twice!