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    A chilly night is when you can feel the rushing of the wind against your face as you set up your telescope to start the viewing. What first got me interested in astronomy was the moon. I know, of all the things out there it is just the thing everyone constantly see, you all might think how lame. But one day when I was little, it just seemed to me that the “bright ball” in the sky was really cool. I started to appreciate looking at the stars in the night sky. What is super fascinating is that I have seen four shooting stars! The more time you spent looking up at the sky, the higher the chance of a shooting star flying by. I have seen plenty of stars through the lens of a telescope and the close up views are better than what the average naked-eye can perceived. 

   I never had a guide to buying telescopes when I purchased my first one. I guess at the time I did not gave it much thought. Although it wasn't a very 'high end' telescope (my first one) it was good enough for me at the time. Right now, I'm going to go over what one should be looking at when looking for a telescope. Hopefully, these articles will help you now or in the future. 

  The first thing I want to recommend is that you do not get hung up on the 'power' of the telescope. The word 'power' can have many meanings when talking about a telescope and can sway you into buying something that isn't powerful in the right sense. I hope I didn't confuse you with that sentence. An example is that many people believe magnification means power. People believe that a telescope which can go up to the higher magnification must mean it is more 'powerful' than a different one with the lower magnifying capability. This is wrong! Do not get suck up into the belief that power means magnification. Power should be thought of as how well will you see images through the telescope. When referring to power, it should be associated with thoughts like how clear is the image, how much light is gathered, how bright is the image, can you even see the image, and whatever it is blurry or not. It should refer to the quality of the images.

  This takes us to the first point: the aperture.     

Although I believe I have covered a great deal of knowledge, and I do hope you have learn something from this, there may be things that are missing from this blog. For more telescope reviews, I will direct you to the website named which will go more in depth on reviews.