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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 Antique Patina Brass Victorian Desk Telescope


10 Antique Patina Brass Victorian Desk Telescope


$150


The solid brass 10 Antique Patina Brass Victorian Desk Telescope is the perfect addition to any desk, credenza, home office, or library. This classic style telescope is modeled after 18th Century and early Victorian designs and is offered in antique patina brass. The telescope features a solid brass lens cap that is secured to the telescope by a small chain. The mount assembly allows the telescope a wide range of elevation and declination adjustment and a locking nut allows the viewer to stabilize the telescope in a suitable position. The 8-power 10-inch Brass Victorian Desk Telescope produces a crisp non-inverted (upright) image. The precision rack and pinion focuser is adjusted using the large knurled side knob. A decorative screw rod adjustment is located on the side of the main tube. When fully extended the telescope is 10 long and 9.5 tall. The diameter of the telescope is 1 11/16 and the objective lens is 25 mm in diameter. It weighs 1 pound 14 ounces.

 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.

 10 Polished Brass Victorian Desk Telescope


10 Polished Brass Victorian Desk Telescope


$150


The solid brass 10 Brass Victorian Desk Telescope is the perfect addition to any desk, credenza, home office, or library. This classic style telescope is modeled after 18th Century and early Victorian designs and is offered in polished brass. The telescope features a solid brass lens cap that is secured to the telescope by a small chain. The mount assembly allows the telescope a wide range of elevation and declination adjustment and a locking nut allows the viewer to stabilize the telescope in a suitable position. The 8-power 10-inch Brass Victorian Desk Telescope produces a crisp non-inverted (upright) image. The precision rack and pinion focuser is adjusted using the large knurled side knob. A decorative screw rod adjustment is located on the side of the main tube. When fully extended the telescope is 10 long and 9.5 tall. The diameter of the telescope is 1 11/16 and the objective lens is 25 mm in diameter. It weighs 1 pound 14 ounces.

 10-30x30 Zoom Brass/Leather-Sheathed Telescope w/ Case


10-30×30 Zoom Brass/Leather-Sheathed Telescope w/ Case


$71


It produces a sharp non-inverting (upright) image. It has a precision 30mm objective lens and all optics are the highest quality with full anti-reflection coatings. The telescope is solid brass. Unlike our other spyglass telescopes where you have to shorten the smallest pipe to focus, this telescope has a unique feature where you simply rotate the eyepiece to bring the image into crystal clear focus. The 10-30 zoom telescope has a second copper-colored ring to control the zoom. This telescope has a special scratch resistant clear coating that eliminates tarnish and fingerprints on the brass. The zoom telescope allows continuous adjustment of magnification from 10 power to 30 power. It comes with a leatherette zippered carrying case with both a hand strap, a belt loop and lens cleaning cloth. The telescope is 1 3/8 in diameter, 13.5 long when fully extended, 5 3/8 long when collapsed and weighs 8.3 ounces. It is engraved Stanley London near the eyepiece.

 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.

 11.5-inch Octant Sextant w/ Hardwood Case


11.5-inch Octant Sextant w/ Hardwood Case


$311


This is a beautiful and unique solid brass and hardwood reproduction of an early 1800s 11.5 inch radius octant. The term octant means 1/8 of a circle, or 45 degrees. Due to the arrangement of the mirrors, sextants and octants can measure twice the angle of the scale. This octant is large and solid, measuring 11.25 by 14 tall, 5 deep, and it weighs 3 pounds. There is a hinged magnifier to help read the german silver vernier scale, and there are six swing arm filters. Like most all octants, this model does not have a telescope, but instead has the proper style brass adjustable peep site. On the back of the octant is a large rounded hardwood handle. Each octant is marked Stanley London 1830 with a unique serial number on the frame. The octant comes with a large beautiful blue felt lined hardwood case with a front brass clasp. While this octant is fully functional, it is not calibrated and is not intended for navigation.

 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.

 14-inch Brass Spyglass Telescope w/ Hardwood Case


14-inch Brass Spyglass Telescope w/ Hardwood Case


$104


The 14-inch Telescope is 1 5/8-inch (4 cm) in diameter and 5 5/8-inch (14 cm) long when collapsed. The telescope has four brass pipes and when extended measures 13 7/8 in. (35 cm). The 14-inch Telescope is 10-power and has a 26 mm objective lens. The 14-inch Telescope comes with a beautiful felt-lined brass-inlaid hardwood case. The box measures 6 3/8 inches (16.2 cm) by 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm) and is 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm) tall. The telescope weighs 12.1 ounces (343 grams) and the hardwood case weighs 9 ounces (255 grams).

 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 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 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.

 16 Polished Brass Telescope w/ Leather Case


16 Polished Brass Telescope w/ Leather Case


$110


This beautiful 16-inch highly-polished solid brass telescope produces a very bright and clear upright image with its 12-power precision ground glass optics. The telescope measures 1 5/8 inch (4.1 cm) in diameter and 5 3/8 inches (13.7 cm) long when collapsed. Like our 18-inch spyglass telescope, this 16-inch model has four pipes and a sunshade that extends. The inner pipe is engraved Stanley London near the eyepiece. The telescope weighs 12.8 ounces (363 grams) and measures 15 7/8 inches (40.3 cm) when fully extended. The telescope is beautifully made. All parts are fine threaded and screw together with no glued components. The 16-inch telescope comes complete with a thick 100-percent leather handmade case embossed Stanley London on the top. The case’s leather hinge also serves as a belt loop.

 18-inch Leather Sheathed Brass Spyglass Telescope w/ Hardwood Case


18-inch Leather Sheathed Brass Spyglass Telescope w/ Hardwood Case


$170


The 18-inch Leather Sheathed Spyglass Telescope produces a bright and sharp highly magnified image and is 2 1/8-inch (5.5 cm) in diameter and 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) long when collapsed. This 12-power telescope has four brass pipes, with the largest pipe being tapered. A built-in sunshade extends to reduce lens flare. When fully extended, the telescope measures 17 5/8 inches (44.8 cm) long. The diameter of the multi-coated objective lens is 37.25 mm. The telescope is solid, weighing over 1 pound, 4 ounces (578 grams). It is constructed entirely of threaded solid brass tubing and fittings with no glued components. A beautiful felt lined solid hardwood case also comes with the telescope. The case measures 8 3/8 inches (21.3 cm) long, 3 1/8 inches (7.9 cm) deep, 2 3/4 inches (7.0 cm) tall, and weighs 14 ounces (397 grams).

 19-inch Polished Brass Telescope on Hardwood Tripod


19-inch Polished Brass Telescope on Hardwood Tripod


$339


This beautiful 19 long solid brass refractor telescope is mounted on a solid hardwood and brass tripod. The telescope uses precision ground glass optics and produces a bright and clear 18-power non-inverted image. Focusing is accomplished by rotating a large adjusting ring near the eyepiece. It is mounted on a beautiful brass and hardwood adjustable tripod base and is perfect for a desk, table, or credenza. The telescope is 19 long, the main tube is 2 in diameter, and it has an objective lens diameter of 1.5. A removable brass cap protects the objective lens. The height of the telescope is adjustable from a minimum height of 18.5 to a maximum height of 27 tall. The feet of the tripod have molded rubber so the telescope will not slip or scratch your fine furniture. The telescope with tripod weighs 6 lbs. This beautiful brass telescope is perfect for your office, desk, or near a window.

 19-inch Polished Brass/Leather Sheathed Telescope on Hardwood Tripod


19-inch Polished Brass/Leather Sheathed Telescope on Hardwood Tripod


$368


The dark brown leather sheath adds distinctive styling and eliminates fingerprints or tarnish on the main tube. The telescope uses precision ground glass optics and produces a bright and clear 18-power non-inverted image. Focusing is accomplished by rotating a large adjusting ring near the eyepiece. It is mounted on a beautiful brass and hardwood adjustable tripod base and is perfect for a desk, table, or credenza. The telescope is 19 long, the main tube is 2 in diameter, and it has an objective lens diameter of 1.5. A removable brass cap protects the objective lens. The height of the telescope is adjustable from a minimum height of 18.5 to a maximum height of 27 tall. The feet of the tripod have molded rubber so the telescope will not slip or scratch your fine furniture. The telescope with tripod weighs 6 lbs. This beautiful brass telescope is perfect for your office, desk, or near a window.

 25x30 All Brass Telescope w/ Case


25×30 All Brass Telescope w/ Case


$68


Like most of our brass telescopes, it produces a sharp non-inverting (upright) image. The telescope is 25 power and has a precision 30mm objective lens. The optics are the highest quality with full anti-reflection coatings. Unlike our other spyglass telescopes where you have to shorten the smallest pipe to focus, this telescope has a unique feature where you simply rotate the eyepiece to bring the image into crystal clear focus. This telescope has a special scratch resistant clear coating that eliminates tarnish and fingerprints on the brass. This 25 power telescope has very bright and sharp optics. It comes with a leatherette zippered carrying case with both a hand strap, a belt loop and lens cleaning cloth. The telescope is 1 3/8 (35 mm) inches in diameter, 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm) long when fully extended, 5 3/8 inches (13.6 cm) long when collapsed and weighs 7.5 ounces (213 grams). The telescope is engraved Stanley London near the eyepiece.

 25x30 Brass/Leather-Sheathed Telescope w/ Case


25×30 Brass/Leather-Sheathed Telescope w/ Case


$68


This telescope produces a sharp non-inverting (upright) image. It has a precision 30mm objective lens and the optics are the highest quality with full anti-reflection coatings. The telescope is solid brass. Unlike our other spyglass telescopes where you have to shorten the smallest pipe to focus, this telescope has a unique feature where you simply rotate the eyepiece to bring the image into crystal clear focus. This telescope has a special scratch resistant clear coating that eliminates tarnish and fingerprints on the brass. This 25 power telescope comes with a hand-sewn leather sheath. It has bright and sharp optics. It comes with a leatherette zippered carrying case with both a hand strap, a belt loop, and lens cleaning cloth. The telescope is 1 3/8 (35 mm) inches in diameter, 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm) long when fully extended and 5 3/8 inches (13.6 cm) long when collapsed and weighs 7.5 ounces (213 grams). It is engraved Stanley London near the eyepiece.

 25x30 Brass/leather-sheathed Nautical Telescope


25×30 Brass/leather-sheathed Nautical Telescope


$89


25×30 Brass/Leather-Sheathed Nautical Telescope

 28-inch Polished Brass Spyglass Telescope w/ Hardwood Case


28-inch Polished Brass Spyglass Telescope w/ Hardwood Case


$205


This is a beautiful full-sized solid brass antique reproduction of a spyglass telescope. The large 28 Telescope is 2.5 in diameter and 8 5/8 long when collapsed. It is solid, weighing 2 pounds, 13 ounces, and is constructed entirely of threaded solid brass tubing and fittings with no glued components. This powerful 16-power telescope also has four brass pipes, with the largest pipe being tapered. A built-in sunshade extends 2 to reduce lens flare. The telescope measures a full 28.5 when fully extended. The optics are precision ground glass with anti-reflection coatings and the objective lens is 42 mm in diameter. The 28 Spyglass Telescope comes complete with a beautiful hardwood case. The box is fully lined with dark green felt and the corners are inlaid with lighter hardwood splines. An oval brass plate on the top of the case is inlaid flush with the surface. The case measures 9.75 long, 3.75 deep, and 3.5 tall.


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