Black Friday Celestron
http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/electro ... escope.jsp
I'm fascinated by astronomy but never gave it a serious try. I own a Tasco 60mm refractor scope that I've not looked at much more than the moon with. A buddy and I would like to start going out on moonless nights to view the universe. Would a scope like the one in the ad be a decent second "first telescope"? I realize it is by no means a spectacular telescope, but its increased diameter and unbeatable price woukd make me stupid not to buy it, right?
It looks like the regular 4.5" powerseker without the german tracking mount, but with the electronic finder scope...
Thanks for the input!
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Yes, that's correct. It is a Powerseeker on an alt-az mount, rather than an equatorial.
It will show you more than a 60 mm refractor, to be sure. That's a reflectors strong suit - more aperture for the dollar and aperture is the primary factor is performance when it comes to deep-sky objects. You also get some of a reflectors disadvantages, too, of course, such as upside down images and so on, but if that is all you can budget, it will show you more than your little Tasco, yes.
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