Steve & Debbie Russell's Telescope Clinic

A Few Thoughts on Your First Telescope

We expect to see images like Hubble Space Telescope photographs, but we want to pay a garage-sale price for a telescope. Obviously, the first thing we need is reasonable expectations! What we see through any telescope will never show detail or color like photographs, especially photographs taken from outside Earth's atmosphere. But a few simple tips will help you get a telescope worth keeping and using for life.

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