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Amateur

Postby Jlv2011 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:34 pm

Hi, I am new to the world of astronomy but I am seeking to buy a telescope soon. I was wondering what people prefer for an amateur astrologist. In other words, I'm looking for a telescope with the "best bang for the buck". Right now I am willing to spend up to $300-400 on one.
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Re: Amateur

Postby Jne_K on Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:20 am

HI

Welcome to astronomy. I have written several articles to help you.

How to choose the right telescope
Telescope First Questions
Ten Telescope Eyepiece Questions

Once you have your telescope:
A Dozen Telescope Observing Tips
Telescope FAQs

The best bang for the buck is a matter of your personal preferences as to features and observing situation. In terms of the biggest scope per dollar, tough to beat the Bushnell DOB6
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Re: Amateur

Postby Jlv2011 on Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:06 pm

Ok, thanks alot for the help. So with this telescope I should be able to see the msjority of the cosmos?(given the right location and conditions)
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Re: Amateur

Postby Jne_K on Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:32 am

Hi

Yes, you can see exactly the same types of objects with a small telescope as with a big telescope. The difference is that a big telescope can see more of these objects and more detail in the objects. 6" though, is a respectable size in a telescope and really an excellent size for a beginner.
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Re: Amateur

Postby Jlv2011 on Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:49 pm

Ok, thank you for the advice.
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Re: Amateur

Postby Jne_K on Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:13 am

You are very welcome.
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