I first saw the craters on the moon through my dad's 30x30mm refractor at the age of five, and my interest as awakened.
I saw Jupiter and its moons through a friend's refractor at thirteen, and I was hooked.
I have spent nearly 50 years looking through telescopes at the night sky.
Allow me to share my telescope knowledge with you!
IF IN DOUBT PLEASE ASK!
IF I CAN BE OF ANY HELP WITH YOUR SELECTION I AM MOST WILLING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON TELESCOPES BY E-MAIL. ( E-Mail address below.)
I will answer as soon as I can and it's no bother – Honestly!
I have nothing to do with SkyWatcher, or eBay, neither do I sell telescopes professionally.
The information in this guide is my own opinion and can be taken as honest advice from someone who wants to help you make the right choices when you are just starting out.
With qualifications in astronomy, having been a director of an astronomical company,
and with over forty years experience in observational astronomy,
I hope you will trust my informed guidance in this matter.
Clear skies and good seeing... :o)
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Me and the 30" (750mm) f4.1 Newtonian at the AAC (1985)
All text and images © Barry Cooper 2008-16 unless otherwise credited.