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Im confussing myself what should Telescope to get

Postby shootmo on Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:53 am

HI I AM GETTING A TELESCOPE,NOW WHAT. I HAVE HAD CHEAP TELES OVER THE YEARS AND ALWAYS GOT FUSTRATED SINCE I COULDNT SEE ANYTHING TO CLEARLY. NOW WANT TO DO IT AGAIN BUT GET THE CORRECT TELESCOPE.I WAS GOING TO GET A MEADE EXT 90 OR CELESTRON 4SE THEN THOUGTH SINCE BIGGER IS BETTER I WILL GET THE 6SE OR 8SE THEN READ THE THE GOTO TELES ARE HARD TO ALIGN,THEN MAYBE JUST GET A DOB RELECTOR.I JUST WANT A TELESCOPE THAT WHEN IT IS POINTED AT THE SKY I CAN SEE THE RINGS OF SATURN,MOONS OF JUPITER ETC... AND MORE. I WILL PAY ANYWHRE FROM $500 to a $1000 any insigth OR HELP WOULD BE GREAT,I HAVE BEEN PLANNING THIS FOR 2 MONTHS NOW,
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Re: Im confussing myself what should Telescope to get

Postby FLYcrash on Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:46 pm

I don't own a telescope, but I've been getting interested in the night sky lately.

You might find that seeing things like the moons of Jupiter and rings of Saturn are not hard with any telescope, even a smaller one, of decent optical quality. I can see the moons of Jupiter from urban Chicago with my Minox HG 8x33 binoculars!
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Re: Im confussing myself what should Telescope to get

Postby Jne_K on Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:00 am

Hi

If you want to see more, buy the largest telescope you can afford (not the one that advertises the most power) that has all the features you want. Features that you want means exactly that. You need to make that decision.

Absolutely not a problem in alighning any SE - just takes practice and no computer system will be any easier. Stringly recommend an 8SE as a great buy in an entry level serious telescope.

A great way to learn more on the basics of choosing a telescope is to first read my article, Telescope First Questions This gets you started with the two most important decisions to make, right away. Then narrow your choice down even more with my article How to choose the right telescopes This discusses the pros and cons of each telescope design.

Since telescope eyepieces are the most important accessory for any telescope, you may also wish to do more reading with my article, Ten Top Telescope Eyepiece Questions
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Re: Im confussing myself what should Telescope to get

Postby shootmo on Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:19 pm

Thank you all for the help.
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Re: Im confussing myself what should Telescope to get

Postby Jne_K on Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:24 pm

You are very welcome.
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