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Beginners Page / Getting Started

Welcome to the Stellafane resource page for beginners in amateur astronomy and telescope making. Look here for pointers in getting started and links to similar topics on other web pages. If you're a beginner and have a question that's not addressed here please let us know (just send an e-mail to the Webmaster, address in page footer). Thanks!

Steve Dodson and Anna Bealo
"Stargazer" Steve Dodson helping Anna Bealo assemble the telescope she won in the horseshoe contest

Beginner Article Series

by "Stargazer" Steve Dodson

Beginner Questions

Dobsonian Telescope
A Dobsonian Telescope is a good choice for beginners.
(built by Alex Ferreria and shown at 2005 Convention)

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