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Re: Approximate value

Post by nice on Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:16 am

So, this is what im doing and what i need. I am taking a intro to astronomy and physics class in a few months. I want something that can give me a real look at the sky. I dont have a lot of cash to spend on this at the moment, so $150 is probably the max i can spend. Actually i might be able to get it up to 300 or 400 if i ask for some help.. maybe... but 150-200 would be nice. But if there is a real reason to go higher, i would love to know.


Re: Approximate value

Post by Jne_K on Tue May 08, 2012 6:05 am

You are very welcome.

Re: Approximate value

Post by Meri051846 on Tue May 08, 2012 2:44 am

Thanx again, Joanie! We really appreciate all this knowledge. MERI & BOB

Re: Approximate value

Post by Jne_K on Mon May 07, 2012 7:08 am


Glad to help.

Yes, 60 mm refractors are beginner's telescopes and, because of their small size, quite limited in what they can see. They are best used for viewing the moon and you will be able to see the rings on Saturn, though image size will be necessarily small, because the small size doesn't handle high magnifications well. That said, a lot of us did start with the ubiquitous 60 mm refractor and survived the experience.

Re: Approximate value

Post by Meri051846 on Sun May 06, 2012 6:00 pm

Thank you, Joanie! I appreciate your prompt reply and the information. I think we have all the parts.

From my research, it seems this particular telescope would be more appropriate for a child or a "beginner". Is that a correct assessment on my part? I just wouldn't want to frustrate the person with something that is too basic and that is why I ask.

Thank you, again!


Re: Approximate value

Post by Jne_K on Sun May 06, 2012 4:32 pm


You can but them new for a bit less than $100. Used, they will bring about $50 if you have all the accessories.

Approximate value

Post by Meri051846 on Sun May 06, 2012 1:38 am


Someone gave my husband a Bushnell Deep Space 78-9512 telescope. We have no idea of the value of this item. Can anyone please give us an approximate value? It looks new and has accessories in a little net bag.

Thank you, in advance, for any help you can give us.