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In the market for a telescope.

Postby brianmehlhaff@yahoo.com on Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:39 pm

:?: Sir,
I have been interested in astronomy for many years.I have an old telescope that is old and wore out.I would like to purchase a new one at a reasonable cost.Something not overly difficult to use.
My old telescope was ok,but I noticed that the more distant object that I looked at the less light I would recieve and the less useful my scope was.
I would like to avoid this problem if at all possible with the new model.
What do you recommend model and size wise??

New Telescope

Postby Stan @ Opticsplanet on Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:40 am

Dear Brian,
Thank you for your interest in www.OpticsPlanet.com. We have many telescopes available, http://www.opticsplanet.com/telescopes.html, from beginner to advanced.

If you want to keep the price below $200, I would recommend the following:
http://www.opticsplanet.com/ci-firstscope-76q.html, Celestron 76EQ,
http://www.opticsplanet.com/rasco-1000x ... axsee.html, Tasco Galaxsee.

If you would like something with a GoTo computer that's a little more expensive, look at:
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-67 ... -comp.html, Bushnell Northstar 4.5",
http://www.opticsplanet.com/meade-etx70at.html, Meade ETX 70,
http://www.opticsplanet.com/ci-nextstar-80gt.html, Celestron 80GT.

For an easy to use intermediate telescope that will last for many years:
http://www.opticsplanet.com/ci-nextstar-130gt.html, Celestron 130GT,
http://www.opticsplanet.com/meade-etx90ec.html, Meade ETX 90.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
I hope this information has been helpful. Good Luck.
Best Regards,
Stan Mack
Phone: (888) 263-0356
Fax: (847) 574-6820
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