Astronomy Ever wanted a telescope?

Discussion in 'Astronomy' started by Mizar, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Mizar

    Mizar Premium Member

    Hey there, if you have ever wanted a telescope I can help you pick out one that meets your needs and wants. Most of all I can find a reliable easy to use scope in your price range. If you decide to buy I will be more than happy to help you use it and answer your questions.

    So do you want one? if so lets start a disscussion of what is right for you.;)
     
  2. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    I was looking for one back sometime ago, one that has the 35mm camera attached, automatic settings with computer program, and so forth if you know what i mean. I only found one that I liked, but if you have a choice ref of them, please do provide it.
     
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    How much money are you looking at spending? That will make a HUGE difference. :pbjtime:
     
  4. Mizar

    Mizar Premium Member

    Wow I forgot I made this thread:lol: Sorry mscbk
     
  5. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Under a 1K.
     
  6. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Personally, I would suggest the two following scopes for you.

    127mm StarMax Compact 5" Equatorial Telescope - Is a telescope that will give great views. It runs around $600 and you would need to buy a drive as well, so it would leave ya some extra money for the drive and possibly some other accesories as well.

    or

    The Meade ETX-125AT Telescope , this runs around $900US and comes with the motor already.

    These two telescopes are made easy for the beginner, but will give you great views.

    I know people with both of these types of scopes and they all give them above average reviews. I have also used both before and the images are very clear and nice. By above average, they have used the 8-10K scopes before, so above average is wonderful for the advanced beginners.
     
  7. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Thanks JC the Meade ETX was one I was looking at, from what I gathered off the web, it seemed perfect.