Frequently Asked Questions

As more and more visitors become interested in the hobby of astronomy, many of the same questions arise time and time again. As a result we have put together the following answers to assist the newcomer in his or her new found pastime.

You may also want to check out our astronomy articles page for more information on a variety of subjects.

Maybe you are looking an answer to a nagging question on telescopes and related accessories? If so why not drop us a line, and we will do our best to answer and add it to our list of most frequently asked questions.

Here are a couple of the most popular questions, you can find more at the bottom of the page.

Where can I buy a good telescope?
Which telescope should I buy?

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