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Suitable telescope

Postby Raza on Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:42 pm

Hi

I am willing to buy a telescope for planetry observation. My budget is roughly 500usd but i can add some extra bucks if it makes a big difference. I was focusing on celestron and Meade as both make good quality telescopes. Can you please guide which is the best telescope in given budget for this purpose.
At the moment i am interested in Nexstar 5 or 6se and meade etx-90 but can go for others if they are better. Please guide which model will give max magnification for viewing planets so i should buy it from above or should go for other model?

Thanks
Raza
 

Re: Suitable telescope

Postby George_P on Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:19 am

Interestingly enough, your budget is right on the dividing line. Below $500, it makes little difference what model you select. Above $500 is where the products become better quality and more specialized. If your going to spend at least that much on a telescope, consider spending a bit more for something that will offer better performance for a longer period of time, like these Celestron 5SE or 6SE models.

[url]http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestron-nexstar-5se-telescope.html[/url]
[url]http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestron-nexstar-6se-telescope.html[/url]
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Re: Suitable telescope

Postby Raza on Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:32 am

Thank you very much for your advise i will certainly consider getting nexstar 6se, can you please advise as well which eyepieces and barlow's i should purchase with this telescope to get the highest possible magnification? And the binocular viewer will work with this telescope and is it useful?
Raza
 

Re: Suitable telescope

Postby Raza on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:31 pm

Hi George

Can you please help with my 2nd question regarding lenses?

Thanks
Raza