Telescopes for geeks

Sometimes it is healthy for tech geeks to take a break from their iPad, laptop and desktop. One good way of relieving the technology stress is a relaxing star gazing get away. On trips like this, you want something that you can easily bring and wont have any trouble packing in your compact car, and something that is suitable for a beginner.

Bushnell 785000 Telescope

Bushnell 785000 Telescope


The Bushnell ARES 5″ Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope 785000 by Bushnell.  This 5″ dobsonian scope is a simple, easy to use, non-technical telescope that are still large enough to provide real performance. Bushnell DOB5 Compact Telescope  features a true parabolic mirror design that allows the telescope’s optics to be collimated with a standard collimating eyepiece. The circle on the center of the mirror also allows the use of a laser collimator. The 130mm reflector, 650mm focal length is large enough and is rapidly becoming the standard for a beginner’s telescope in terms of size.

Bushnell 786100 Telescope

Bushnell 786100 Telescope


Bushnell ARES DOB6″ Dobsonian Telescope 786100 will give you great views of Jupiter’s cloud bands,Saturn rings, spectacular nebulas and sparkling star clusters. This 6″ dobsonian scope is lightweight and very portable light weight. Perfect telescope for beginners. Its 153mm Newtonian Reflector has a 2 inch rack and pinion focuser and comes with two 1.25″ telescope eyepieces: 10mm SPL10 and 25mm SPL25, and includes a 6×30 finder scope.
If you are planning to do this more often it is advisable to search for telescopes at OpticsPlanet.

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