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Articles and other useful materials on telescopes, microscopes, binoculars, monoculars, spotting scopes, and laser rangefinders

Would you like to read about telescopes, learn something new about microscopes or, maybe, choose the right binoculars or spotting scope model? You can easily do all those things with our wide range of interesting and informative materials on optical equipment, which will not only help you make the right purchase decision when looking for a telescope, microscope or binoculars, but also give you all the needed information to use your current instruments in a more effective and competent way.

Frequently asked questions section will help you to choose a suitable telescope, microscope or binoculars model. Here, we have gathered small articles containing useful tips for those choosing their first optical device: things to consider before making a purchase, what additional accessories will you need for your studies, and what books will be useful to read beforehand.

Articles on optical instruments that can be found in the Knowledge base section are also beneficial for beginners. These articles reveal basic concepts more fully: you will learn about types of telescopes, difference between binoculars optical schemes, microscope nosepieces and many other useful things.

Product reviews section will help you learn more about some particular products you set your eyes on and decide which instrument better suits your needs.


Playlist with reviews of telescopes, binoculars, monoculars, microscopes, planetaria, meteorological stations and other Discovery optical equipment. Briefly and in a nutshell about functionality, mechanics and specifications. [view all videos]

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