Telescopes & mounts

Imaging telescope set-up for astrophotography under a starry night sky
Imaging telescope set-up for astrophotography under a starry night sky
Imaging telescope set-up for astrophotography under a starry night sky
Imaging telescope set-up for astrophotography under a starry night sky

Ever look up at the night sky and say, "wow!" ?   (we do ...)

But it's not just the stars that make you say "wow" in this hobby; there is some really cool gear, and learning about it can be fascinating.

We're here to help you do just that! Especially if you're a beginner, we encourage you to come to the store and see the various types of telescopes in person. We'd be happy to answer all your questions and help you find the best match for your needs. We truly enjoy introducing people to astronomy!

Refractors

Refractors use an objective lens to magnify the image.
Read on below to learn more. Or, if you know this already, jump to the refractors' product page

Newtonian Reflectors

Reflectors use a mirror set in the optical tube, rather than a lens. They are available in much larger apertures than refractors.
Read on below to learn more. Or, if you know this already, jump to the reflectors' product page

Catadioptric Telescopes

These hybrids combine elements of both refractors (lens) and reflectors (mirror) providing high performance in a small package.
Read on below to learn more. Or, if you know this already, jump to the catadioptrics' product page

Mounts

A mount is a critical part of any telescope. It provides a stable, vibration free platform that allows the telescope to be pointed towards any celestial object.
Read on below to learn more or jump to the mounts' product page

various telescopes in store
more telescopes in store

Refractors

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Reflectors

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Catadioptric telescopes

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