We offer one of the best priced and widest selections of telescopes online, so you're bound to find the perfect telescope for you at OpticsPlanet! You can find an incredible variety of different top telescope brands for sale, as well as various scope styles and more starting right here! We've broken our telescope selection down into a number of different pages to make it easier to navigate, so if you have a brand preference, such as world renowned brands like Celestron, Meade and Bushnell, feel free to navigate to their pages for a great collection of their telescopes. You can also browse through our selection by price, or even the style of the telescope. Our refractor telescopes and reflector telescopes are very popular, but we also have telescopes that are great for different types of celestial and terrestrial viewing, so don't forget to check out our computerized telescopes and solarscopes as well!
Of course, with so many options for telescopes we also have a ton of telescope accessories, tripods and more to give you a leg up the next time you're stargazing, and to help you in your search we have a number of great How-To Guides. Our Guide on Choosing the right Telescope has proven very popular, and beginners are able to take their telescoping to the next level with our Dozen Telescope Tips for Beginners article. To round out our resources we also have specialists on hand who have a ton of experience and can give you incredible advice on which telescope to buy. If you struggle even after all of that, check out our Best Rated Telescopes page, as it only has telescopes with the best ratings based on YOUR reviews! There are many constellations you can see using your telescope year round! Updated monthly, it's your guide to viewing constellations and unique events. You can also read about the past 400 years of telescope history here. All the way from Galileo to recent discoveries by NASA.
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We recently introduced another amazing set of tools for stellar observation - Solar Telescopes (also known as Solarscopes) from brands like Coronado and Vixen. These are very similar to a traditional telescope, in that you get a better view of an object in the sky. The difference is that a solarscope lets you take a better look at the sun. As this is normally hazardous to your eyes, it's a great bit of fun to see the various changes in our nearest star without harming our eyes.