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Buying a telescope

Postby camaroguy92 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:02 pm

I'm going to be in the market for buying a telescope. price range is around $500-600. First things, I do plan on looking at planets, stars and everything in between. I am kind of keen to the GOTO just because I have no idea where planets are at in the sky, not that I couldn't learn where they are, just easy to tell it to find Saturn. I'm not positive what kind of scope I should be looking for in the first place. I did try looking into a club, but I could not find any that are near me, closest being around 2 hr drive. I don't know what constitutes being in a low or high light pollution area.there are a few street lights on the road in front of my house, but from my back porch I can look at the sky and see stars fairly clear. I can see one that is changing color all the time, white/blue/red/green. seems to flash the diff colors all the time. And no it's not a plane or helicopter haha. I've been doing some research and these are the ones I've come up with that seem to fit my needs the best. So yea, here is a list of the 4 that I have found that I think would be the option for me. Please let me know what you think and if there is another option for me to look into instead and thank you.

1: http://www.celestron.com/astronomy/cele ... 30slt.html

2: http://www.walmart.com/ip/iOptron-Smart ... e/11080461

3: http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid ... 63-67-4294 (skyquest XT10 classic dobsonian telescope)

4: http://www.walmart.com/ip/iOptron-Astro ... ct+Reviews

these are in no special order just the way I closing out the tabs on the browser.
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Re: Buying a telescope

Postby Bob D on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:13 pm

Hi,

Performance wise I recommend the telescope at the following link:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestron-n ... scope.html
Bob D