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Posted by Sailcat on December 1, 1998 14:40:36 UTC

You have an adequate amount of capital to purchase a fine instrument. The answer hinges upon another question; what is it you want to observe? Deep sky, planets, and other types of celestial objects might require somewhat different types of telescopes. My first suggestion would be to hitch up with your local astronomy club so you can see first-hand what different telescopes are like and to talk with the people who use them. Read up on the subject, also. Research is important when you plan to spend this kind of dough. I'm positive with a little effort and contact with a group of like-minded enthusiasts, you'll make an appropriate decision! : I am just recently getting involved in astronomy. I would like eventually to get involved in astrophotography. My question is, what would be a good scope less than $2,000 to start with.

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