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Posted by Josh on June 26, 2000 02:15:54 UTC

ok not like what i know is best... but from what i know what your wanting there doesn`t seem to be that great for what it is... well i mean sounds kindof cheap i don`t know much about thse starter scopes i got a meade don`t know what model it is or antyhing just know its a 60mm refractor... and with the cheap eye piece (25mm) eye relief and cheap 3x barlow only real thing that comes in ok is the moon but still it jurks around to much for my liking i guess if you would like to see if you would really want to try it out but not spend to much your gonna have to pay at lest around 100 to be able to get a taste without being scared away by the cheap Language Removed that gets sold to me orion seems to be the best as i heard good things about their scopes they come with a 1.25 sized eyepiece as standerd which seems like a good thing to me i dislike the .965 size thats not much you can get for it compared to the 1.25... the observer 60mm altaz (#9020) seems to me like a decent scope for 50 dollars more you can get it with an EQ stand (9028) which may not be worth it for someone starting out the spaceprobe 3" relfector (9835 & 9039)i heard that its not to bad and has more light gathering power then those 60mm refractors but then again i think the images are clearer on the refractors spaceprobe is 20 dollars more at 109 dollars and with the EQ mount its 139 also if you buy a scope with them you can pick up a short barlow for half off which is a nice thing to have i heard good things about the book "turn left at orion" you can go to and look it up for orion stuff got to they also have that book from the looks of it meade and celestron starter scopes don`t seem to be all that great in my eyes anyway meade has the DS scopes which don`t look to bad... at you can pick up the "Meade® Saturn DS 60-EC Telescope" as they say on the site for 169.99 this may seem like much but it has some nice stuff to it like the motors and hand controler it comes with the cheaper .965 eyepieces but oh well i`m sure you can get the bigger ones or well i would hope so for the price its on sale for it mite be worth it it can also be hocked up to the autostar for easy pointing which is nice for those in the city that have light pollution problems but then again i heard the autostar mite not work on these scopes as they are the black tube scopes or well as someone said they are striped down versions but looks the same to me.... if you don`t got much money try getting what you can but be carefull that its not to true most scope companys that sell small starter scopes i have heard that their quality has gone down... i have heard that the quality of orion telescopes are nice from the reviews i have saw they have been good... well thats all i have to say for now good luck - Josh

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