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

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Bob Sal on November 18, 2002 21:34:22 UTC

If your Mom can take it back, do it. Any scope that advertizes real high magnification on the box is usually of poor quality. Get something from the Orion catalog in the same price range, it will much better quality. Maybe you can talk her into sprining for a few more bucks. A refractor or Mak in the 80mm to 102MM (or larger) range on an EQ mount is a good starter scope. They run $200 to $300. If all she can afford is less that that, get a good pair of binoculars instead. You'll see much more in a good set of binos than a cheap telescope. Get a good starter book also like, Skywatching by David Levy or one of the many other books and star mapping the sky. There's lots to see out there, keep us posted.
That's it;

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2023 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