1. So much more useful than a ship in a bottle, and still guaranteed to get your guests to do their best pirate voice. And instead of people saying "I've always wondered how they do that," they'll say, instead, "let's see what's going on across the street."
2. A decorative telescope may not make you an astronomer, but that 1958 wooden baseball bat on your mantle doesn't exactly make you a slugger, either. Display your affinity for science and the mystery of the cosmos with a tasteful, functional piece in your home or office.
3. Decorative telescopes make great gifts for a home office or study. If you're set on buying one, but are concerned they might take up too much space, check out the telescoping telescopes, if you will. These stretch out to about 14 inches, but fit neatly in a case when not extended.
4. Copper and mahogany are the typical materials seen in the construction of decorative telescopes and their mounts. These are the kind of things people love to put and see on display; great for ambiance, great for conversation.
5. Make no mistake about it, though these telescopes are technically "decorative," they are still good for terrestrial and celestial use. For reliable use on the skies, we recommend a solid mount. For land use, a hand-held decorative telescope is a lot of fun and easily used without a mount.