Handheld Brass Telescopes
Everybody has the image of a sailor looking through his handheld brass telescope at the approaching pirates, Jolly Roger flying high in the air, warning all of their impending doom. It’s an endearing image, because it shows up again and again in popular movies and other media. The sudden image of the a pirate’s ship, still miles away, but bearing down fast and in full regalia is a good metaphor for all impending doom. If you’ve seen a lot of these movies, you might think that handheld brass telescopes are a thing of the past, or at the very least, a think only used on ships. But of course, that’s not true. There are still many places to find these telescopes, and many different ways for you to put them to good use.
If you are an outdoors type, you might bring the collapsible brass telescope with you on hiking and camping trips. It’ll take up very little space if it’s collapsible, and more importantly, it will allow you to survey the surrounding area, as well as kick back and watch the stars in the clean air. If you get lost, if somebody else in your party gets lost, if you are traveling through an area with a great deal of wildlife, or if you just enjoy stargazing, finding and packing handheld telescopes is a good idea. You can also use these telescopes as decoration, especially if you are going for a nautical theme or just enjoy the timeless beauty of shining brass.
Refracting telescopes use two lenses to focus and collect light to help magnify a distant image.
Galileo telescopes present the universe to everyone who uses them.