Posts Tagged ‘telescopes’

Vixen Telescopes Make Excellent Gifts

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for the serious astronomer in your family, you will find that Vixen telescopes make excellent gifts. While you may not be as familiar with this name brand in telescopes, they have a long history, first being made in Japan in 1949 and are the number one selling brand in its home country. Vixen produces a complete range of optical products including binoculars and spotting scopes.

The vast line of Vixen telescopes offers something for every level of astronomer from the young beginner just getting started in his new hobby to the seasoned professional. No matter what level of experience the astronomer in your family happens to be, they are sure to be delighted to receive one of these superb telescopes as a gif this holiday season. You will find a full selection of them available at at unbelievably low prices.

Astronomy Cameras Let You Share Your Observations

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The only thing that could be better than spending hours searching the night sky, studying your favorite planets and constellations, would be the ability to share what you are seeing with others who have the same interests. For many years the only astronomy cameras available were film type and generally this was no more than a 35mm camera mounted on an adaptor plate that let you take single pictures.

Modern astronomy cameras are CCD video cameras that have been designed specifically for use with telescopes and are capable of taking both single pictures and video recordings that can show a meteor shower in all of its glory with such clarity that you can stream the images online to anyone who shares your interest. You can even take these amazingly crisp images, load them onto a USB flash drive and have your local print shop turn them into stunning posters for your wall or to give away as gifts.

When Your Child Asks for a Celestron Telescope

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

When your child asks you to buy him one of the latest Celestron telescopes for his birthday this year you realize that he could just as easily have been speaking Swahili for all that you know when it comes to shopping for a new telescope. However, you should not let this deter you from buying your son the gift he most wants for his birthday; instead you will need to spend some time online looking for somewhere that can help you learn how to buy a telescope.

At, not only do we sell all of the latest Celestron telescopes at a price that is not going to break your budget, we have an entire section of our website that is dedicated to teaching you everything you need to know about buying a telescope. In our Choose and Use Your Gear section there is a sub section that explains how to choose a telescope in easy to understand terms so that you can shop with the confidence that comes with knowing how to buy the right telescope for your teen.

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