Tollitur beneficium, tollitur gratia, quae sunt vincla concordiae. An vero, inquit, quisquam potest probare, quod perceptfum, quod. Quid enim est a Chrysippo praetermissum in Stoicis? Odium autem et invidiam facile vitabis. Tubulo putas dicere? Qualem igitur hominem natura inchoavit? Quamquam ab iis philosophiam et omnes ingenuas disciplinas habemus; Non quam nostram quidem, inquit Pomponius iocans;
It seems from the moment you begin to take your love of astronomy seriously, the thing that is on your mind is what kind of telescope will you get. And there is no question, investing in a good telescope can really enhance your enjoyment of your new passion in astronomy. But don’t be too hasty to keep up with the big wigs in the astronomy clubs that have advanced telescopes. There is another alternative that can give you most of the advantages of a telescope and some extra flexibility and reduced cost to boot. That alternative is a good pair of astronomy binoculars. Mostly we think of binoculars as the thing you use to see the football game when you have to sit in the cheap seats. But if you do some homework and had a good grasp on what your stargazing objectives are, the advantages of astronomy binoculars over an entry level telescope can be pretty convincing.