Telescopes for Everyone!

Whether you are already an astronomy enthusiast or are just curious about the night sky, Atlantic Photo Supply has something for everyone!

Have you ever looked up at the stars and been curious to learn more about the galaxy we live in? Have you ever wanted to feel more connected to the stars? Or how about seeing the rings of Saturn? We can help fuel the fire of scientific inquiry.

We carry several different type of telescopes. A good rule of thumb while choosing a telescope is to buy the most light gathering capacity you can afford. Don't limit yourself before you even start! Here are some styles we carry:

Dobsonian Design: this is a simple design reflecting telescope. It has a primary flat mirror and a secondary diagonal mirror. This style will give you the most bang for your buck: lots of light gathering capacity at the most affordable price. They have a "lazy susan" design that allows the user to position the telescope by hand. This style of telescope is often recommended for beginners.

Refracting Design: Uses a lens as the optical element. This design is one of the earliest types of optical telescopes.

Schmidt-Cassegrain Design: Uses a primary concave mirror and a secondary convex mirror along with a corrector plate. This design is quite compact and stands on a tripod. If you are looking to try your hand at astral-photography this would be a good bet.

Schmidt-Cassegrain with Equatorial Mount: This is the Daddy of all telescopes! Extremely smooth tracking motion with a large equatorial mount to keep you on track.

Photo by Bruce Hamilton via Astronomy Nova Scotia

For more about astronomy, visit Celestron, Skywatcher, Astronomy Nova Scotia, or the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Whether you are already an astronomy enthusiast or are just curious about the night sky, Atlantic Photo Supply has something for everyone!