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entry level telescope and accessories

Postby roughneck on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:22 pm

I am looking for a beginner telescope and accessories. Not looking to spend more than $150. Any suggestions?

I have been looking at the

Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ Telescope Package 21048-OP - 80 EQ Telescope 21048 with Motor Drive 93514

and the

Meade 114EQ-ASTR F/8.8 4.5" 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope w/ Autostar Suite Software, Red Dot Finderscope, two Eyepieces, Tripod - 04066


would either of these be sufficient? If not, what else is recommended? Is this too much for a beginner? If so, what could be eliminated?


Thanks for all the replies in advance!
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Re: entry level telescope and accessories

Postby Jne_K on Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:47 am

Hi

Either of those will work - I like the motor drive on the 80EQ. Won't be quite as good for the faint stuff, but a good choice for the moon and planets.
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Re: entry level telescope and accessories

Postby rodgerSteele on Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:49 am

I to have been looking into telescopes! Thanks for the info Jne_K. Appreciate it!
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Re: entry level telescope and accessories

Postby Jne_K on Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:46 am

You are very welcome.
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