Recommended Telescopes & Binoculars

I spend a lot of time recommending places for stargazing, seeing the aurora, and enjoying the night sky. At times it can help to have certain additional gear to unlock greater wonders. Here are the telescopes and binoculars I recommend, based on various budgets so you can find the right one for your skill and willingness to invest.

To begin, here are lists of the best telescopes and binoculars at each price – the #1 pick from each list below.

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Telescopes at Every Budget

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