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An Introduction to the Types of Telescopes

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There are a lot of people nowadays who are getting into astronomy. Astronomy can be extremely interesting if you have the right equipment and most people find it quite thrilling to view an object which is so far out through a good telescope. The word telescope is Greek and means to look far off.

Buying a telescope is usually a tough decision, especially if you don’t know much about them. If you are planning to become an astronomer, or just want to observe the sky in much more detail, than you should do a lot of research on the different types of telescopes prior to buying one.

Telescopes use lenses or mirrors to make an object appear closer, brighter as well as bigger. Telescopes that use lenses, refractor telescopes and catadioptrics, gather light to a focal point and magnify the image before it reaches the eyepiece. A catadioptric telescope uses both mirrors and lenses to bend the light and bring it to a focal point in order to make the image seem bigger. Another type of telescope known as the reflector telescope uses only mirrors to bend the light and fold the path in order to magnify the image.

It is always good to read a couple of astronomy magazines before buying your first telescope. They will give you all the information regarding the best telescopes being used by amateur as well as professional astronomers.

When it comes to buying a telescope there are a few things you need to consider such as portability, magnification, size and quality of the image.

The magnification of the telescope depends on the diameter of the lens or aperture. The more the aperture of the telescope, the more the magnification will be.
Refractor telescopes have superior quality images but can be quite hard to carry around if you plan to buy one with greater aperture. A 10″ refractor will require a whole room to accommodate it, while a 10″ reflector can be easily transported from place to place with great ease.

Catadioptric telescopes use both mirrors and lenses to magnify the image. These telescopes are great for beginners and are much more affordable as compared to refractors. Unlike refractors, catadioptrics and reflectors do not have problems of different colors coming in the way of the image. This usually happens with refractors as the lenses divide white light into different colors (colors of the spectrum) when it passes through the lens.

Getting yourself a brass telescope will be a good idea if you want something that not only performs well, but looks elegant. A telescope is an expensive device which used to be a symbol of nobility, and was usually used by the elite. So it makes sense to get a nice brass telescope to put in your room or living room.

When buying your first telescope it is better to look at all the available options online rather than going to a mall. You will get to read a lot more about the telescope you are about to buy, and also will have a chance to compare prices and features.

Premium Brass Telescopes has telescopes with serious optics and classic polished brass which make these brass telescopes a timeless instrument.

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 10 Astrolabe Sextant w/ Wooden Box: Nautical Collection


10 Astrolabe Sextant w/ Wooden Box: Nautical Collection


$110.95


This nautical display sextant is made of brass and is about 10 wide. The sextant comes with its own nautical wood box. The box has brass accents and is about 11 wide and 4.5 tall. The sextant includes a moveable radial arm, telescope, mirror, colored light filters, and handle. This is a new item, made to look like an antique. Some imperfections are likely. This sextant is meant to be a display piece.

 11 Handheld Brass Telescope with Wood Box - Pirate Collection


11 Handheld Brass Telescope with Wood Box – Pirate Collection


$25.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass and has a leather-wrapped handle. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 11 long. The scope comes in a wooden, nautical box.The telescope has an approximate magnification range of 3x.

 12 Brass Alidade Display - Navigational Tool


12 Brass Alidade Display – Navigational Tool


$49.95


This display alidade is made of brass. The telescope expands from about 8 to 12 in length. The base is about 5 wide. It has adjustable legs.This alidade is meant for display purposes only. It does come with functioning parts, but is not meant to be used as a navigation instrument.

 15 Antique Finish Brass Maritime Telescope with Wood Box - Nautical Captain


15 Antique Finish Brass Maritime Telescope with Wood Box – Nautical Captain


$29.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass with an antique finish. The telescope is about 15 long when fully extended. It comes with nautical, wooden box. The box has brass plaque with Captain’s Telescope engraved on it.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Brass Telescope with Leather Case - Pirate Spyglass


15 Brass Telescope with Leather Case – Pirate Spyglass


$30.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 15 long. The front lens is about 1.5 wide. It comes with a leather carrying case.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Chrome Finish Handheld Pirate Telescope with Wooden Box


15 Chrome Finish Handheld Pirate Telescope with Wooden Box


$25.95


This nautical telescope is made of brass with a silver finish. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 14.5 long. It comes with nautical, wooden box.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Hand Held Antique Finish Brass Telescope with Wood Box - Nautical Captain


15 Hand Held Antique Finish Brass Telescope with Wood Box – Nautical Captain


$29.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass with an antique finish. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 15 long. It comes with nautical, wooden box. The box has brass plaque with Captain’s Telescope engraved on it.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Handheld Brass Telescope with Leather Case - Nautical Collector


15 Handheld Brass Telescope with Leather Case – Nautical Collector


$29.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass. It has a leather-wrapped handle. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 15 long. The scope comes in a leather carrying case.The telescopes are modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescopes, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Handheld Brass Telescope with Wood Box - Nautical Captain


15 Handheld Brass Telescope with Wood Box – Nautical Captain


$22.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 15 long. It comes with nautical, wooden box. The box has a glass top and a brass plaque engraved with Captain’s Telescope. The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Handheld Brass Telescope with Wooden Box: Nautical Pirate Scope


15 Handheld Brass Telescope with Wooden Box: Nautical Pirate Scope


$29.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass. It has a leather-wrapped handle. The telescope is about 15 long when fully extended. It comes with nautical, wooden box.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Handheld Pirate Telescope with Wooden Box - Nautical Antique Finish


15 Handheld Pirate Telescope with Wooden Box – Nautical Antique Finish


$40.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass with an antique finish. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 15 long. It comes with nautical, wooden box.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Handheld Silver Pirate Telescope with Wooden Box - 12x Magnification


15 Handheld Silver Pirate Telescope with Wooden Box – 12x Magnification


$23.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass with a silver finish. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 15 long. It comes with nautical, wooden box.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Solid Brass Hand Held Telescope - Pirate Spyglass with Leather Case


15 Solid Brass Hand Held Telescope – Pirate Spyglass with Leather Case


$25.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 15 long. It comes in a leather carrying case. The telescope does have some imperfections in the finish, such as tarnish or scratches.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 15 Solid Brass Handheld Telescope with Wooden Box - 12x Magnification


15 Solid Brass Handheld Telescope with Wooden Box – 12x Magnification


$25.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 15 long. It comes with a wooden, nautical box.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 25 x 30mm Nautical Brass Zoom Monocular Telescope


25 x 30mm Nautical Brass Zoom Monocular Telescope


$32.69


You may not be sporting a hook or have a parrot on your shoulder, but you can scan the far horizon like Long John Silver with this 25 x 30mm Nautical Brass Zoom Monocular Telescope. This zoom monocular telescope features solid brass construction and is easy to focus, providing a clear image without the blurry edges that plague lesser telescopes. The optically engineered multicoated glass lens system reduces color distortion. With an elegantly wrapped grip, this lightweight sliding monocular telescope is great for traveling, hiking, sporting events, fishing, hunting and many other activities. With a field of view at 1000 yards of 270 and a 25x magnification, you’ll be sure to catch any rogue pirates heading your way. Designed to enhance your enjoyment of every outdoor pursuit, the focus zoom monocular telescope is a great choice for you! Do not miss it!

 25x30 Brass/leather-sheathed Nautical Telescope


25×30 Brass/leather-sheathed Nautical Telescope


$88.88


25×30 Brass/Leather-Sheathed Nautical Telescope

 28 Hand Held Brass Pirate Telescope: Nautical Ship Scope


28 Hand Held Brass Pirate Telescope: Nautical Ship Scope


$65.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass. It has a leather-wrapped body. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 27.5 long. It retracts to be about 8.5 long.The telescope is modeled after older style scopes. To focus the telescope, you need to fully extend the body, and then slowly contract and expand the eyepiece portion only.The telescope will make a great pirate accessory.

 3 Brass Nautical Astrolabe Sextant with Maritime Wooden Box


3 Brass Nautical Astrolabe Sextant with Maritime Wooden Box


$13.95


This nautical display sextant is made of brass. The sextant is about 3 wide. The sextant comes with its own nautical wood box with brass accents. The sextant includes a moveable radial arm, telescope, mirror, colored light filters, and handle. This is a new item, made to look like an antique. Some imperfections are likely. This sextant is meant to be a display piece.

 3 Handheld Brass Telescope - Pocket Sized Scope - Nautical Decor


3 Handheld Brass Telescope – Pocket Sized Scope – Nautical Decor


$7.95


This small, nautical spyglass is made of brass. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 3 long.The telescope will make a great pirate and jewelry accessory.

 38 Brass Telescope Harbormaster: Nautical Ship Scope


38 Brass Telescope Harbormaster: Nautical Ship Scope


$155.95


This display harbor nautical telescope is made of brass. The telescope is mounted on a wooden tripod. The telescope is about 38 long. The tripod extends to about 60 in height. The telescope is removable from the stand.Although this item does function, it is not a high quality telescope.


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