Back to Home

General Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Misc. Topics | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Re: Advice Requested From Argentina

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Larry Usrey on September 27, 1999 18:41:08 UTC

I agree with Kip Crawford, your money would be well spent on a better quality instrument. A couple of things that should set off bells is when you see a telescope advertised with a claim of how powerful it is i.e. 600X or some high number, I have a 8" Celestron S.C. and very rarely use it over 200X and mostly at aroung 66X it would only be good for up to 400X max. and that would have to be with perfect sky and darkness. You can figure that telescopes are only effective at 50X - 60X per inch of apture at the most. Another thing is to find a instrument that has 1 1/4" eye pieces or larger, .096 eyepieces are usually of poor quality. Also look for a strong mount, if you are looking through a telescope and reach up and tap the tube it should stop shaking within 1 to 2 seconds, if not look elsewhere. Remember that the main things that you want to have quality in is the optics and the mount and if you are buying new expect to spend around $350.00. Good luck and clear skies : Hi, I'm from Argentina (South America), and I'm brand new to astronomy.

: I've been offered a Tasco Galaxsee model 45-060525 (you can check the specs at http://www.tascosales.com/products/recreational/telescopes/galaxsee.html), and I'd appreciate any comments on using this telescope for a starter like me.

: That's what I think is the main beauty of the Internet: having lots of wisdom at the reach of your hand. Thanks in advance!

: Pablo

Follow Ups:

    Login to Post
    Additional Information
    Google
     
    Web www.astronomy.net
    DayNightLine
    About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
    Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2021 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
    Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
    "dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
    are trademarks of John Huggins