WSJ: The Best Telescopes for Beginners

Telescopes are finally affordable – so get one to celebrate the night sky and celestial wonders with your whole family.  They even have a pair of binoculars that will show you the craters on the moon! Spent $179 or spend $1700…

[image]Jamie Chung for The Wall Street Journal; Styling by Jared Lawton Productions

HEAVENLY CREATURES | Clockwise from top: Skylight AR101.15; Meade LS 8-inch SC LightSwitch and Celestron Cometron 114AZ

THIS FALL IS a great time to take up stargazing. After Sunday’s equinox, nights will be longer than days, and the next few months will see a host of celestial marvels: Venus will be unusually bright; the comet ISON is predicted to come into its radiant, long-tailed splendor around Thanksgiving; and at the end of the year, the Geminidsmeteor shower will light up the sky.

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