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Wow...that's a lot of information. If you don't mind, I have a few questions. Tom Send a noteboard - 25/01/2010 04:20:40 AM
Thank you for the information.

I noticed that there is a big price break at around $1500 and I certainly want to stay below that, but I wouldn't mind spending $1200 and I see that there are a lot of good telescopes in that range.

For me there are several considerations:

1. I DO want to have a nice digital camera affixed somehow to take pictures of what I find and observe.

2. I need a good refractor lens due to urban light interference.

3. I DO want to observe deep space, if possible.

Obviously, a first step would be to plot planetary movement, lunar cycles and other similar things by using the methods outlined in the book reviewed. I'm also going to be doing the "low-tech" things such as building a simple sundial, etc. However, once I've done that I do want to start looking deeper into space.

When I read about telescopes, though, there are so many features I feel as though I'm buying a car but don't know how it works at all...I see things and wonder if the specs are the equivalent of "4-cylinder engine" or "V8 fuel-injected"...I just don't know.
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