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new telescope selection

Postby nflsundays on Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:24 pm

My daughter and I are considering the purchase of a new telescope. We are beginners and have narrowed our selection to the following: Meade ETX-60 or Celestron Nexstar 60gt

Both fit within our budget and appear to have user-friendly automated features. Which would you recommend and why?

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Re: new telescope selection

Postby Jne_K on Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:34 pm

Hi

The ETX will get you a slightly more portable scope, but the Nexstar will have better optics and will also be much easier to focus.
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