MIDWEST SINCE 1986
Reputable Astronomy Shops
With the advent of the internet,
the astronomy market has been split wide open, no longer are you confined to
buying equipment from the guy down the road, you now have an enormous choice of
shops and equipment from which to choose from.
If you buy from outside the EU, please note that there will a charge imposed by
customs here if the value of the item plus shipping is over 50 euros (subject to
Regarding secondhand sites, they offer great equipment at a knock down price if
you're not fussy about the equipment been secondhand. Most astronomers tend to
look after their equipment. On astromart, people have/use ratings and the site
is heavily moderated by the owner. The buyandsell sites are more open, if a deal is
too good to be true, it usually is.
Below is a list of European, American, Specialised
Parts and Secondhand
sites along with a list of sites of scope
specific information sites
and then a list on optical
design and quality. If you have any links you'd liked added, please
contact the webmaster.
It can be very usefull to have a look at a review of a telescope before
you purchase it.
It might not have lived up to the advertising blurb or it might end up
been not suitible for your needs interms of transporting it and setup.
SECONDHAND, BUY AND SELL:
INTERNATIONAL PARTS-ACCESSORIES SUPPLIERS:
Dobsonian telescopes and related items
CCD Imaging Cameras
Mirror Manufacturers / Recoaters
buy off them directly, you need to buy from one of their distributors):
HINTS & TIPS:
Scope Specific help sites
Scopes optical differances and descriptions on accessing optical