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Postby manpreet on Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:04 am

I'm just getting into astronomy and i was looking for a telescope that lets me see planets, nebulae, start clusters and galaxies. I was looking at thus site and found Tasco 1000x114mm Galaxsee Reflector Telescope. Is this telescope powerful enough to lets me see these. Please give suggestions.
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:03 pm

Hi

Any 114mm (4.5 inch) telescope will give you enough useable magnification to view planets, star clusters and nebulae. Going to a larger diameter telescope, though, will give you higher useable magnifications for planets and reveal fainters star clusters and nebulae.
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