By Dave Fuller on 10/22/2013 12:16 PM
Telescopes for Christmas "Buy binoculars first" used to be good advice. A decent telescope was, in inflation-adjusted currency, a lot more expensive. Also, there were more valid uses for binoculars should the astronomy "bug" not bite. Sporting events did not have jumbo-tron screens that showed instant replays. Long focal length camera lenses were not the norm. A camera on every cell phone was just a gleam in Gene Roddenberry's eye. As the holiday gift-buying season approaches (sorry, but there's already Christmas decorations in the stores near me), the question will get asked,

  "Hey... you're into astronomy, right? What telescope should I get my spouse / child / relative?" 

If not this year, sometime in the near future, you are likely...

The Nightlight

This blog includes what to see in the night and daytime skies, thoughts on telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy observing accessories and equipment, plus my own occasional notes on objects I've seen and observed. Oh, and the random theater or other "my take on life" post. In other words, there is always something interesting. Check it out.