Spotting scopes are handy items to have when you are star gazing. You will be able to take a look at the night sky and see detailed views of specific items. They are specifically designed to help with viewing up close and so if you are keen to see details of the moon, planets and other celestial items then it is an instrument that you should consider getting. They are also portable as well.Spotting scopes do vary though and there are different magnifications and features with different scopes. It is, therefore, a good idea to look at the different ones that are available to see which might suit your needs the best. They will vary in cost and it is good to think about which is likely to offer the best value for money as you compare them to see which has the features that you are looking for.