Manual tracking is a more intimate experience.
There are certainly bonuses to automated tracking but you might find that you prefer manual tracking. There’s something of a learning curve and fine turning the scope so it tracks smoothly without overshoot, jerkiness or spring back might take a bit of time but it’s do able.
Manual telescopes are not automatic or driven by motors as GoTo scopes are. They are predominantly used for observing (using your eyes instead of a camera) and the scope is moved by hand or by levers by the user to find different objects in the eyepiece.
Manual telescopes usually have a finder scope, red dot finder or laser finder to aid in finding objects in the eyepiece.
Buying telescopes can feel like a big step, especially if you’re not sure what all those terms mean. So, to help you understand what to look for in a quality telescope, read below for all of the details.
We carry a small range (4-6 models) here at Coast Photo, it is always best to get in touch and we can let you know if the model you are keen on is in stock! And if not, – we can arrange this pretty quickly provided the suppliers have stock available.
Feel free to reach out and we will give you a hand. 🙂
We live in a rather crazy and fast paced world. And it can be difficult to take some time to unwind and do something contemplative, It just goes almost without saying that the universe is a mysterious and remarkable place. But there is much more to it, there is also a feeling that comes along with viewing – it is a feeling of awe and wonder.
There is something very significant about seeing the universe.
You cannot help but think about the nature and mystery of life when looking up at the night sky. There is something about astronomy that evokes a philosophical train of thought.
You may have felt this before when looking up at the stars.
You might be thinking you would prefer a Computerized Telescope?
GoTo telescopes can access and track thousands of stars or objects with just a simple touch of a button.
The beauty of having a GoTo (Computerized Navigation) Telescope, is that you will spend less time hunting for objects and more time viewing!