The Orion telescope is a respected brand name among amateur astronomers. Before you can decide on which Orion telescope to buy, you need to decide on what it is you want from your telescope. Do you want to view the planets or deep space? Once you have made this decision you will find it much easier to choose your first telescope.
You will find the reviews are written in plain language that any first time buyer can understand. The reviews will help you get a better idea which Orion telescope is right for you and your wallet. Also, if you would like to see exactly what you will view through different size telescopes, please click here
Please note, most telescopes under $300 are rubbish and are a waste of your hard earned money.
It would help you if you remember when choosing an Orion telescope or any telescope, that you are buying a scientific instrument, with that in mind you will understand the importance of making the right decision the first time around.
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You can also read my Frequently Asked Questions page. You may find someone else has already asked the question you want answered.
I recommend the software that I and my students use called Starry Night. It is an exciting piece of software which comes in three versions and makes learning about the night sky fun.
Starry Night Software will provide you with information and pictures (taken by the Hubble Telescope) on any object in the night sky. This will:
- Provide you with info on objects you are viewing through your telescope.
- Help plan your night’s viewing by giving you the exact position of an object at any given time.
- Teach you where and how to find objects.
- Gives you 3 different pollution settings so you will know exactly what you can and can’t see from your area.
This software is great for all ages, and highly recommended for children. It is simple to use and will help you find your way around the night sky with that new Orion telescope. I highly recommend it.
View images from the Hubble Space Telescope, go to the best site on the net The Hubble Telescope. A great site for students or anyone wanting to explore our amazing universe.