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Why are telescopes so expensive? - Straight Dope Message Board

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Cheap telescopes (like you are proposing) are cheap. ... High quality optical glass is as expensive as it ever has been so far as I know. Certain ...

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And most of us are left wondering, so which telescope is for me? ... More expensive than reflectors of equal aperture; Its appearance may not be suited to ...

Why are some big telephoto lenses so expensive compared to ...

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Apr 27, 2015 ... What makes this so expensive? I know that a good ... But why are camera lens so much more expensive than refractor telescopes? telephoto ...

World's most expensive telescope takes first pictures of ... - Daily Mail

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Oct 4, 2011 ... The radio telescope is the most expensive ground-based telescope ever built - and the highest-altitude, at 16,000ft. Chile's Atacama desert was ...

Why are Dobsonian Telescopes a Favorite Among Amateur ...

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Mar 22, 2011 ... So what is a Dobsonian telescope and why are they so good? ... They can be many times larger and less expensive to produce than scopes ...

Orion 50" Monster Dobsonian Telescope | Orion Telescopes

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The telescope is designed to be light for its size and very stiff — so that collimation is maintained as you sweep across the sky. The top cage is aluminum with ...

What is the reason why large (30 inches or larger) refractor ... - Quora

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What is the reason why large (30 inches or larger) refractor telescopes are ... and 2) manufacturing the glass of that size is too expensive (but if that is so, ... as Burair Zaidi says a large glass lens in the end of a very long tube is very unstable .

The 5 Most Powerful Telescopes, and 5 That Will Define the Future ...

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Jan 22, 2009 ... Here are the five most powerful telescopes out today, and five more that .... proposal turned out to be a bit too complex and expensive to build.

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Nov 10, 2011 ... Alma, the world's most powerful radio telescope, launches in Chile - videoThe world's most powerful astronomical device, the Atacama Large ...

Best Telescopes for the Money - 2016 Reviews and Guide

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May 24, 2016 ... Here are the best telescopes for the money. Our top ... It's time you caught some of it for your very own. .... At 4.5 inches (114 mm) the aperture isn't huge, but the Cometron benefits from its more expensive, larger siblings in the ...

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Celestron NexStar 90GT Computerized Telescope with Optical Finder ... Most expensive per inch of aperture; Cost/bulk factors limit size; Less suited for faint, ...

Why are Questar Telescopes so expensive and yet popular ...

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Feb 11, 2016 ... It might still be great on planets, but I personally wouldn't wat this telescope, because of it's extremely narrow field of view. 2 people like this ...

How the Webb Space Telescope Got So Expensive - Slashdot

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Sep 10, 2011 ... How could the telescope be more than three-quarters complete after $3.5 billion, but require more than double that amount to finish it? Also ...