Choosing a first telescope for yourself or a loved one can be a daunting task. There is literally no limit to the amount of money that can be spent on telescopes and related equipment. Luckily, modern development of quality optics on simple, stable mounts and more recent advancements in low cost electronics and software means that the price of an entry level telescope can be quite affordable.
Each Fall, we update our Telescope Buyer’s Guide to help primarily first-time buyers seeking a telescope during the Holiday Season. Here’s our 2022 update: