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how to choose a telescope

HOW TO CHOOSE A TELESCOPE Buying a telescope for the first time can be a daunting task, but as long as you learn some basic terminology and familiarize yourself with the night sky, you'll just need some luck for clear skies Astronomy presenter Mark Thompson introduced "Six Tips for Perfect Stargazing." In this second installment, Mark shares some tips on how to choose the right telescope before you stare deep into the cosmos. First things first, before embarking on the purchase of a telescope -- if you haven't already -- then consider buying a pair of binoculars or at the very least, learn your way around the sky by eye. It will make using a telescope so much easier.                                                                                                                                 Assuming you're at that stage and now looking at your first all important purchase, there are a few things to consider. (If you're a parent thinking about buying