Activities such as astronomy, nature studies and viewing sports must often be done from a distance.
For various reasons we cannot get close enough to the subjects to view them in detail by our naked eyes alone. We must use optical devices such as telescopes and binoculars to increase our visual range.
Choosing a Telescope
Selecting a telescope for both astronomy and land viewing sounds attractive, ,but these applications can work against each other, and your choice will usually be a compromise.
However, once you have decided on the telescope's main purpose, choosing one can become much easier.
There are lots of telescopes available on the market, and for the beginner, selecting one can be a bewildering experience. Before buying a telescope it is important to ask yourself some questions ...