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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.

 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 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 Hand Held Silver Telescope w/ Leather Case - 12x Magnification


15 Hand Held Silver Telescope w/ Leather Case – 12x Magnification


$30.95


This nautical spyglass is made of brass with a silver finish. It has a leather-wrapped handle. The telescope, when fully extended, is about 15 long. 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 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 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.

 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.

 25 x 30mm Nautical Brass Zoom Monocular Telescope


25 x 30mm Nautical Brass Zoom Monocular Telescope


$24.39


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 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 Nautical Telescope


25×30 Brass/Leather-Sheathed Nautical Telescope


$123.3


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.

 35 Brass Spyglass Telescope w/ Hardwood Case


35 Brass Spyglass Telescope w/ Hardwood Case


$253


Our largest spyglass telescope requires full arm extension to hold. They can be been seen in Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Carribean Dead Man’s Chest movie. These large solid brass telescopes are 35.5 long when fully extended, and are 12 long when collapsed. These non-inverting four-pipe telescopes are available in three versions; Polished brass, hand sewn leather sheathed brass, and antique patina. All three versions have bright 5-element ground glass optics with a powerful 20-power view. All are heavy solid brass and each weighs 3 pounds, 9 ounces. The telescopes are 2.5 in diameter with a 52 mm diameter ground glass objective lens. Any of the 35 Spyglass Telescopes come 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 12.75 long, 3.75 deep, 3.5 tall, and weighs 1 pound, 9 ounces.

 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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