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Need help buying the first telescope

Postby Royy Cheen on Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:32 pm


I am the beginner here so please don’t get annoy me by asking these many question. I have read through out your website just to find the right telescope for me but it had been very hard for me since I practically know nothing about telescope at all.

I would like to get the Bushnell telescope with the budget below 200$ which come with these options.
1. Suites for astronomical and terrestrial viewing. I want to have the correct images viewing without buying any accessories. ( as you described as “ correct-image” on the website)
2. Comes with Equatorial Mount or better.
3. Be able to view the Moon, Planets, Nebulae, Galaxies and Star Clusters.
4. If it comes with the “Go-To” option, that would be great.
5. Tripod included.
If you have any suggestion on any Bushnell model that is a little bit higher than $200 that would be fine too.

Any help with my questions would be really appreciated.
Royy Cheen

Buying first telescope

Postby Jne_K on Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:02 pm

I think you have already narrowed it down to a suitable choice for you. The Celestron Refracting telscope you are looking at would be a good choice for you. It would satisfy all of your needs. I hope this helps you out.
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