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Telescope Advice and Consulting

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Telescope buying guide


Purchasing a telescope is a serious and sometimes expensive proposition.
You can look at product reviews, you can contact telescope sellers. Unfortunately, reviews and telescope sellers are biased trying to get you to purchase their product. What if you could talk to a real astronomer who doesn't sell any telescopes or binoculars but only uses them and works with other astronomers professional and amateur who are working with consumer telescopes every night all around the world?

Our astronomers will base their recommendations on:

  • Where you live.
  • What kind of sky pollution you have.
  • What your lifestyle habits are.
  • What your background and training are.
  • Where you are as a telescope owner — beginner, intermediate or advanced.
  • What your interests are — visual, photographic or video astronomy.


To arrange a phone consultation, select and pay for the appointment choice that best fits your needs. Appointments may be booked between 12 Noon and 5 pm Pacific Daylight Time Monday - Saturday. We will send you a confirmation of your apptmt via e-mail. Here are the appointment choices

15 mins - $20
I just need a little of your time. I can always come back and talk to you more.

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30 mins - $35
I think I can cover everything in a 1/2 hour. I've done a lot of my own research and I'm ready with my questions.

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45 mins - $50
I'm serious about purchasing an instrument for myself or a loved one. I'll need nearly an hour to go over everything with you.

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1 hour - $60
I've read a lot and talked to a number of people. I need to compare notes and am ready to invest the time to make a good decision about astronomy for me and my family. I understand if I have any unused time I can apply that to any astronomical questions I would like to ask for myself or my children.

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I'm not sure if a consultation would help. I will call 505-463-8360 and ask for a free consultation to see if talking to you is right for me.