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How Much Does a Good Telescope Cost?

6 Jan 2019, 06:05 UTC
How Much Does a Good Telescope Cost?
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If you just want a list of scopes to pick from, go to the end of the article and you will find a list of packages by price category.
If you looking for the starting cost of a good telescope, we also cover why that $49 telescope with the pretty pictures on the box and 500X claimed is not a good way to spend your money. If you see one of those, walk away!
I have offered a list of first telescope packages that are of high enough quality to deliver a good experience ranging for a price range $75 to $1200. Clearly you can spend more, but this seems a good range in the context of this article.
The good news is that there are a wide variety of telescope packages to address all budgets. Just like any other product, you get what you pay for, so the higher your budget the more capable and higher quality you get. Once your budget moves into the $500+ range you are getting into very capable telescopes, but you don’t have to start there.
Also note that, if you find you like astronomy, your first telescope will likely not be ...

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