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If you're not sure where to find a telescope buying guide to get you started, an all inclusive buying guide book such as Star Ware, by Philip Harrington, will give comprehensive information you need to make your purchase. For those of you who prefer to do your research via the World Wide Web, check out the Web sites of astronomy publications such as Sky & Telescope at www.skypub.com or Astronomy magazine at www.astronomy.com for their basic telescope buying guide. You'll find information explaining telescope basics, what to look for in your purchase, reviews of telescope models, and how to get started in astronomy.