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Have 500 to $700 for telescope

Postby John on Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:48 am

I am looking to buy a telescope for astronomical viewing. A go to system is a must. What would be your recommendations as to the best bang for the buck. We have plenty of room away from the lights in Arizona.

Thanks
John
 

$500-$700 telescopes

Postby Stan @ Opticsplanet on Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:59 am

John,
Thank you for your interest in www.OpticsPlanet.com. You have started yourself in a great price range. This will open up a few great beginner to intermediate telescope that will last awhile. I would recommend one of the following:
http://www.opticsplanet.com/ci-nextstar-130gt.html. Celestron 130 GT,
http://www.opticsplanet.com/meade-etx90ec.html, Meade ETX 90, and
http://www.opticsplanet.com/meade-ts-etx-105-at.html, Meade ETX 105.
The Meade scopes both come on a more solid fork mount. The base can be used with or without the tripod legs that come with. The goto computer also has a 40,000 object database, compared to 4,000 in the Celestron.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.
Best Regards,
Stan Mack
http://www.OpticsPlanet.com
Phone: (888) 263-0356
Fax: (847) 574-6820
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