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New to Astronomy.

Postby Bandit » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:33 am

Hello every one,
After reading numerous articles on recommended telescopes for first time purchasers, there seems to be a few to choose from. Refractor telescope is what i am looking for with the ability to be mechanised for following celestial bodies.
Sturdy build is key to me especially reading some fastener mechanisms seemed cumbersome. No budget in mind and if any body could recommend some starter reading material that would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards.
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Re: New to Astronomy.

Postby Graeme1858 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:14 am

Hello Bandit and welcome!

Here's an article from the Sky at Night Magazine on choosing your first telescope: ... nomy-guide

I would say keep reading up on different aspects of different telescopes then get the best you can afford that matches your particular interests.


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Re: New to Astronomy.

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:33 pm

How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: New to Astronomy.

Postby DominicMoore » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:58 am

Read more on NASA website
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