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The Heretic's Guide to Choosing and Buying your First Telescope

http://findascope.com/

Information first-time telescope buyers with a detailed FAQ and suggested telescopes, vendors, books, videos, and software.

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The Beginner

http://www.backyard-astro.com/beginner/beginner.html

Learning the basics of astronomy, observing, and equipment.

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The Astronomy Nexus

http://www.astronexus.com/

Information created or compiled that can be viewed in one place, and includes general information, 3D universe, encyclopedia of suns, gadget FAQ, virtual Messier, s.a.a. FAQ, and urban Herschel 400.

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The Astrogirl Homepage

http://home.pcisys.net/~astrogirl/

Information on the sky, clubs, reading, astronomy basics, tips, software, astrophotography, and links.

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Telescopes

http://www.telescopes-astronomy.com.au/telescopes003.htm

Discussion of two types for beginners, the reflector and the refractor.

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Telescopes

http://www.astro-tom.com/telescopes/telescopes.htm

Advice on buying a telescope, beginner's advice, eyepieces, and care and setup of telescope and accessories.

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Telescope Simulator

http://www.telescope-simulator.com/

Realistic views of what you will see with different telescopes and eyepieces, and links.

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Star Gazer

http://www.nameastargift.com/

Dedicated to the stars and galaxies with resources and links.

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Small Telescope Astronomy

http://www.astronomyhints.com/

Tutorials on telescope designs, some basic astronomy theory, and amateur astronomy projects for the beginner or owner of modest equipment.

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Skywatch

http://ufowisconsin.com/skywatch/

A calendar of events of upcoming aurora, meteor showers, eclipses, and planets.

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Sights Above

http://www.sightsabove.com/

Gallery, equipment, audio-video, log, accessories, telescope 101, and links.

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Observational Astronomy

http://www.stargazing.net/david/

Offers information on learning about astronomical objects and then viewing the objects through use of the eye or with various optics.

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Beginning Astronomy

http://www.xmission.com/~alanne/AstronomyBeginning.html

Information on getting started, binoculars,first telescope, and expanding horizons.

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Backyard Voyager

http://www.backyardvoyager.com/

Equipment, galleries, articles, tutorials, software, history, and NGC targets.

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Astronomy: The Voyage

http://freewebs.com/brodie12/

The Nave Theory, images, and Area 51 information.

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Astronomy Today - Telescope Buyers' FAQ

http://www.astronomytoday.com/astronomy/tbfaq.html

Guide for buying and using amateur telescopes, accessories, vendors, and various resources.

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