Orion telescopes are a respected brand name among amateur astronomers. Before you can decide on which telescope to buy, you need to decide on what it is you want from your scope.
Do you want to view the planets? Or is deep sky viewing what you what to do? Once you have made this decision you will find it much easer to choose your first telescope. Read the reviews and find out how these Orion telescopes stand up to some tough testing.
If you are new to astronomy you will need a sky map to find your way around the night sky. You can buy sky maps, astronomy books and videos at Amazon for good prices.
Or you can buy Astronomy software. I use a software called Starry Night which is excellent. Not only will it help you find objects in the night sky to view, it will give you information and a photo of the object, taken by the Hubble telescope.
You can plan a night’s viewing as Starry Night can give the position of any object at any time. The software is suitable for all ages. I highly recommend it.
Reviews on Orion Telescopes Priced Under $500.
- Orion telescopes ShortTube 4.5′ EQ Reflector
- Orion SyQuest XT 4.5′ Dobsonian
- Orion Apex 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain
- Orion SkyView Deluxe 6′ EQ Reflector
- Orion SkyQuest XT 8′ Dobsonian
Reviews on Orion Telescopes Priced From $500 to $1000.
- Orion SkyView Deluxe 8′ EQ Reflector
- Orion StarMax 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain
- Orion SkyQuest XT10′ Dobsonian
The internet merchant I recommend for orion telescopes is the one I have purchased from called CatalogCity. They have excellent customer service and a favorable return policy. They also stock a huge range of Orion telescopes.
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