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Q. Help, I'm a newbie, what telescope should I buy?
A. This would work a lot faster if you specify how deep your pocket runs. It is best to keep aside atleast Rs 20,000/- for a decent scope that will last a while.

Q. Which scope is better? A reflector or a refractor?
A. Well, there is no right answer. There are however pros & cons of both. A reflector will cost you far less than a refractor for the same aperture. The refractors usually come in high F-ratios like f/9 to f/15 which makes them great for planet viewing. Reflectors on the other hand are good for DSOs where maximum light gathering ability is needed.

Q. Is it okay to buy chinese or non branded telescopes as they cost less , which brands to buy?
A. More than 80 percent scopes are done in china. However a non brandedchinese telescope will not give a sharp view and accessories like eyepieces are also inferior quality also, if it’s a reflector coating might get eroded fast in a year Better to go for strong brands but affordable brands like Meade,celestron,orion,vixen, to name a few other premium brands are televue,williamoptics,stellarvue,borg,obsession,takahashi.

Q. This scope I saw had a 800x magnification, should I buy it?
A. Never EVER buy a scope if its sales pitch is its magnification. A telescopes absolute rating is its aperture..i.e tube diameter. Bigger diameter tubes can grab more light and will resolve more details in deep sky objects. However, most 6" + dobs are pretty fast i.ehave focal ratios of F/4 - F/7, which may not be suitable for imaging galaxies or small objects

Q What kind of scope is good for astrophotography?
A. Typically it is good to have telescope that has a small F-ratio. Most scopes around F/4 to F/6 are considered good for photography. The reason for this is that small f ratios give a wide field of view of the object, which is good from the point of view that the required exposure times are smallerHowever this does not apply for photographing planets. To typically capture details on the planetary disc, a lot of magnification is required. In this case F/9 - F/11 optics are useful.

Binoculars Buying Guide
On this page we have compiled a list of the key point you need to know when choosing a binocular.
Quick Chart Buying Guide

Equine Sports and Stadium Sports Compacts: 4×21, 8×25 & 10×25 Xtra-Wide Angle Mid-Size: All 7×35, 10×50 & 12×50, Any Zoom, Compacts from 7x to 10x
Boating Any Waterproof Model with A Large Objective Diameter and Rubber Armoring, 7×50, 7×42, 8×42 & 10×42
Concerts/Theater 5×25 & 8×25 Xtra-Wide Angle, 4×30, 7×18 & 7×21 Compacts, Any Zoom or Wide Angle Model
Outdoor/Nature Any 7×35, 7×50, 8×42 & 10×42 Standard Size, 8×30 & 10×30 Compacts, Waterproof Models for Camping
General Use/ Vacation/Hiking 7×35, 8×42, 10×42 & 10×50, Most Compact and Wide Angle Models
Hunting All Rubber Armored, Waterproof and Fogproof Models, 7x to 10x Power Models for General Hunting, 12x or 16x for Distant Game/Varmints, Compacts fit in a Pocket for Hunters on the Move
Bird Watching 8×42 is the standard, 10×42, 10×50 & 12×50 for Details in Smaller Species at a Distance, Compacts with a 30mm or Greater Objective Lens size, Any Binocular with Long Eye Relief and Good Close Focusing Ability
Low Light 7×50 (Best Light-Gathering), 8×42, 10×50

Q Which Binoculars should I buy
» What is my budget?
» What do I need them for?-see classification list above
» What size binocular do I want? (small compact binoculars for traveling and sports, or maybe a Mid-Size binocular for hunting and birding, or could it be I need a full size binocular for low light conditions and nighttime viewing –Astronomy

Glass is glass, and the more refined the glass is the better the viewing experience. Now what happens to the glass and the manufacturing process along with numerous other details that go into the building and designing of the binocular will generally determine the price.
» Waterproof / Fogproof / Nitrogen purged binoculars
» Lens Coatings, single, multicoated, fully coated, etc.
» Number Of Glass Elements
» Quality of glass refining
» Light Transmission
» Prisms and Coatings

All of these bells and whistles add to the price tag as well as the quality of the binocular
There are some things to consider when buying a binocular

• Is the instrument soundly made? • Lightweight binoculars are less tiring to hold than heavier ones.
• Quick-focus ones are difficult to focus sharply and they are also quick-defocus!
• Zoom binoculars rarely give images of as good quality as normal ones.
• Hold it at arms length away from you and check that the circles of light you see are truly circular. If they have flat edges, the binocular is made with undersized prisms which will not pass all the light gathered by the "big end" to your eye.
• Take it outside and look at something like a distant television aerial against a light sky. Are there distracting coloured fringes? Does the image get very blurred at the edge of the field of view?
• Are the lenses coated? Try to get a Fully Multicoated binocular.

You will find that there is a great deal of difference in price, even in binoculars of the same size. Get the best you can afford; they will tend to have fewer faults and give better images. However, the best thing to do is to try some out first. If you have friends with binoculars, see if any of them suit you.

Some better brands are Nikon,Bushnell,Penatx and best in class brands are zeiss,Swarovski,steiner,leica.

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