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Re: Amateur

Post by Jne_K on Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:13 am

You are very welcome.

Re: Amateur

Post by Jlv2011 on Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:49 pm

Ok, thank you for the advice.

Re: Amateur

Post by Jne_K on Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:32 am


Yes, you can see exactly the same types of objects with a small telescope as with a big telescope. The difference is that a big telescope can see more of these objects and more detail in the objects. 6" though, is a respectable size in a telescope and really an excellent size for a beginner.

Re: Amateur

Post by Jlv2011 on Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:06 pm

Ok, thanks alot for the help. So with this telescope I should be able to see the msjority of the cosmos?(given the right location and conditions)

Re: Amateur

Post by Jne_K on Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:20 am


Welcome to astronomy. I have written several articles to help you.

How to choose the right telescope
Telescope First Questions
Ten Telescope Eyepiece Questions

Once you have your telescope:
A Dozen Telescope Observing Tips
Telescope FAQs

The best bang for the buck is a matter of your personal preferences as to features and observing situation. In terms of the biggest scope per dollar, tough to beat the Bushnell DOB6


Post by Jlv2011 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:34 pm

Hi, I am new to the world of astronomy but I am seeking to buy a telescope soon. I was wondering what people prefer for an amateur astrologist. In other words, I'm looking for a telescope with the "best bang for the buck". Right now I am willing to spend up to $300-400 on one.