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  • telescope accessories

1. Choosing a Telescope

There are many decisions to make when choosing a telescope. Even for an amateur telescope, there are two major decisions that need to be made right away. After that, you can fine tune your telescope selection to suit your needs and preferences.

Before You Buy Your First Telescope