Need help selecting telescope
I did read the FAQ on telescopes, and that just made me more confused than ever. The ones that sound really good at a reasonable price seem to require more maintenance and I don't know if we will have the time to deal with that sort of thing. However, with that being said, I want one that will allow us to see lots of things and that is flexible enough to grow with our skills/knowledge. (I saw that eyepieces are very important, so I want on that has options for expansion with regard to that.) Also, I don't really want a huge one due to storage issues, but since we can use it from our yard, it doesn't need to be super portable.
Can you please suggest some for me to look at that might be good starters for us. I am undecided on whether or not we need one with a computer and my budget is around $250 at this time.
I am sorry to ask such a general question, but there are so many variables with different cost/benefits that I am just not even sure where to start. Thank you very much for your time.
If you want something computerized/motorized, then you might consider the Meade ETX-80. It's a few bucks over your budget, but it would suit you well. These are popular scopes that have been purchased by many, so there is a lot of extra information out there about how to use this scope.
Both of these, and most others as well, can take accessory eyepieces if you decide to upgrade.
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