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Orion's Dobsonian Scope Is Worth A Look

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Posted by Daniel Johnson on November 19, 2002 03:50:58 UTC

Another good choice for a beginner's scope is the Orion Starquest XT Dobsonian line. They come with two eyepieces of better quality than one gets with most entry-level scopes. Their least expensive one is about $200 plus shipping.
Dobsonian scopes give the most "bang for the buck," but they're no good for looking at objects on Earth (birding, etc), since they give upside-down views. The Maksutov type will at least give an upright image. The least expensive one of any quality is the Meade 90mm (not the computerized version, but the original ETX-90). See Shutan.com for that one.

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