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Re: I Am Completely New To Astronomy. Please Help

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Posted by Robert May on April 9, 1999 18:46:32 UTC

Khanh, For $1000, you can get a lot of things. I think that you should figure about $700 for the scope and the rest of the money for eyepieces and other things. You can get a decent Newtonian scope for about that value. It would be better to spend more on a moderate priced set of eyepieces (Edmund Sci. has a set plus barlow in a case for $350) and a Telerad finder than spend a lot of money on the scope. The dobsonian style is easy to use and is very inexpensive and allows for decent views of the sky. Stay away from the refractors as the cheap ones are generally junk and the decent ones are way out of your price range. You will notice above that the price of just the eyepieces and the Telerad are runnig you about $400 so that leaves about $600. This should buy you a 8" or maybe a 10" scope which is as big as most people have. Good Luck and Have Fun Looking Up! Bob May

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