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A Question to all
08-07-2009, 01:34 PM,
#1
A Question to all
Give your local astronomical club a ring - they'd be happy to help you.
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08-07-2009, 03:43 PM,
#2
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THIS is where I got mine.

If i was looking for "cheap" though...... I might try to find a used, 2nd hand one. Classified ads maybe?

:)
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08-07-2009, 05:32 PM,
#3
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Quote:No.
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The one in Ottawa where I live has swaps twice a year. You can get awseome deals.
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08-07-2009, 06:16 PM,
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Check the flea market.
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08-08-2009, 09:30 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-08-2009, 09:31 AM by standvast.)
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Budget > ?

the lenses and the diameter of the scope are important,
there are but a few companies producing decent scopes under 300$
don't buy one online , go to a store specialized in optics and binoculars,
they'll know what they are talking about./
as far as i know

this and this ; Meade and Galileo, are generally good brands for cheaper models.
they have budget decent starter models, sturdy, nice lenses , easy to operate.
There is also a Celestron Powerseeker, which is a full Newtonian scope with equatorial mount,
getting used to working it may require some practice, and the thing is only about 100$
but the cheaper you go the less quality lesnses and stability you get , so the less you see in general, .. :D
If Thine I that I spy with my own little I Doeth Offend thee ; Pluck It out.

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08-08-2009, 11:49 PM,
#6
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Bid for one in EBay?:)
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08-09-2009, 03:09 AM,
#7
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Never buy a cheap telescope without looking through it first - IOW, buy local.
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08-09-2009, 10:03 AM,
#8
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First do a little research to decide what you need. Maybe a little history of telescopes, this documentary was released a while back and might interesting?

http://www.nzbmovieseeker.com/1231285/NZB/...+the+Telescope/
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

As a reputed atheist, the reverential nature of his film was surprising, but Pasolini himself said &If you know that I am an unbeliever, then you know me better than I do myself. I may be an unbeliever, but I am an unbeliever who has a nostalgia for a belief.&


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08-09-2009, 07:28 PM,
#9
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Order some free catalogs from the companies standvast and i recommended.

Read up. Browse......

how important to you is it?

if you get a cheaper one.... will you just want a better one a year from now?

Will you want to be able to hook a digital camera up to it?

I'd say don't go cheap. It's JMO but I'd wait, save up, and buy something crazy! :crazy:



:)


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