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Top 3 Intermediate Telescopes

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Are you really interested in Astromony and are looking for a Telescope that is going to grow with you then this list is for you. The below scopes have excellent features, build quality and optics in there price range.  $ Skywatcher 12" - 304mm Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope It's just so big. For it's price it offers fantastic value for money due to it's massive 12" mirror. It's not flashy with goto controls or wifi, but a simple to use, high quality product for intermediate users. It is big in real life which is why it's not on the beginners list though...

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Top 3 Beginners Telescopes

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Buying your first Telescope can be hard and daunting, we have so many different models to choose from in so many different styles. The below models are our recommendations at 3 different price ranges, all aimed at beginners. For an overview of Telescope terminology, please read our guide. If you are looking for a Telescope to view land based subjects, please read our Spotting Scope Top 3 instead.  $ Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope A little table top scope, it is one of the best in its price range for the large 100mm aperture, it is fantastic, with easy to follow simple manuals...

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Top 3 General Spotting Scopes

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A general spotting scope is something that you would use for enjoying a view at your house or bach. If you are looking for something to enjoy watching the boats or enjoying your view these are the products for you. Having a simple to use unit is an advantage in this category, as in a house setting many different users could be using the scope. It needs to be simple and flexible enough for everyone and their eyesight.  $ Konus Konuspot 80 - Green w/ Smartphone Adapter Spotting Scope The Konuspot is a simple to use Spotting scope that comes with a mini tripod...

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Top 3 Hunting Spotting Scopes

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A Hunters Spotting Scope should have great low-light performance, be light to travel with and built to handle the elements. Since 100mm and some 80mm scopes are heavy, we find 65mm (or smaller) to be a good compromise between light gathering, and size. $  Bushnell SENTRY 12-36x 50mm Waterproof Spotting Scope Super small, super armoured. It's a complete package and comes with a tripod and car window mount. naturally it is waterproof. Only available in a straight eyepiece design. Perfect if you are looking for something affordable in a super compacted design. $$ Kowa Prominar 66mm with 20-60x eyepiece Spotting Scope A massive...

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Top 3 General/Travel Binoculars

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Any product can be used as a general purpose unit though the smaller compacts may be better suited to your needs. It's a hard area to suggest in a blog post, feel free to call us to talk about your requirements. Here are the best binoculars at 3 different prices that are great at many things, masters of none.  $ Konus Supreme 2 8x26 W.A. Binocular An affordable compact with no shortage of features. It's Center Focus & Open Hinge Design with a large focuser makes using them so simple. Being waterproof, it's not going to matter if they get wet...

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