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How to Buy a Telescope


Dr. Frank Melsheimer is the President and founder of DFM Engineering, Inc. with over 29 years of photonics experience designing, building, and testing over 70 research grade telescopes worldwide.

Dr. Melsheimer has prepared a paper detailing the many factors and considerations in purchasing a research grade telescope.

How to Buy a Telescope

Over the course of these many years of experience, he has gained invaluable practical knowledge on a subject that many individuals may approach only once in a scientific career.

Dr. Melsheimer addresses the variety of applications for a research grade telescope, the basis of a decision to purchase a telescope of this caliber, cost vs. performance issues, purchasing considerations and the necessary assurance of quality and service from the manufacturer.

It is an irreplaceable guide for a major purchase.

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