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city telescope

Postby fb43 on Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:13 pm


I know nothing about telescopes. I would like to get one for a 30th floor apt in New York City. I want to look at the sky but also at objects like boats on the river. I cannot spend more than $150. ANY advice would be appreciated! Thanks.

Postby Jne_K on Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:13 am


For day work, a spotting scope is the best choice. Go with a straight version if you are looking down at objects. Try the Celestron Ultima 80.

For the basics on higher power observation instruments, both binoculars and spotting scopes, for horizon watching and whale watching, see our article at High Power Observation For Home Or Office

For the basics on spotting scopes, see my article at
What is a Spotting Scope?
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