>There are many types of Telescopes on the market. Those who have been into astronomy for a while have a good idea of what they like, but what about the people new to the hobby? How does one choose a scope to begin with? What is focal length? What is an eyepiece? What does Germany have to do with the Equator in a German Equatorial mount?
There are many terms and definitions in Telescopes that can be very confusing to the beginning amateur astronomer. We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding telescope choices and telescope accessories. Take a look at our online article “How to Buy a Telescope” and see if this helps you make a decision as to which scope and accessories to purchase for your entry into the hobby of astronomy.