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Amateur Telescopes for the Backyard Astronomer

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Why should I avoid amateur telescopes priced under $300?

Amateur Telescopes for the Backyard Astronomer

Generally, experts agree that most telescopes priced under $300 are less than adequate even for the amateur or backyard astronomer. These cheaper scopes simply don't gather enough light and will disappoint the amateur sooner or later. Look for an amateur telescope that costs more than $300, and buy it from a reputable dealer, not at the mall or in one of those "nature" shops. Those amateur telescopes are really little better than toys.



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