MY first telescope

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Re: MY first telescope

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:37 pm

<rant>
Some of us buy cheap telescopes but our level of disposable income shrinks over time. Our choices are to give up on astronomy or squeeze the last pips out of what we have. </rant>

Out of the options I've seen mentioned, the Skywatcher Startravel 80 is the best option, whether you are stuck with it or are able to get a larger telescope later and you can still use the ST80 for widefield use, rather than trade it in for a low price.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: MY first telescope

Postby mariofs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:52 pm

anything below 200$ is good for a start.. than upgrade
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Re: MY first telescope

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:29 pm

I'll start off by saying that if you haven't already got binoculars, 10x50 ones are better for beginners than a telescope.

I disagree about starting with a reflector and suggest that you get an 80mm short-tune refractor instead.
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