I would like to buy a telescope?
What type or brand would you suggest is the best kind for a beginner?
Please explain why please. If possible, give me an address to look....
- wallyrushLv 61 decade agoFavourite answer
I suggest you join an astronomy club.This will give you a chance to look into some eyepieces and see what you like.To get a decent telescope you will need $200.+Here is a good website to check out telescopes.Thy stand behind their products.I have 2 of their telescopes,A Starblast 6 and the XT10 and love them both.
- GeoffGLv 71 decade ago
The most reliable brand, in my experience, in beginners' telescopes is Orion:
Avoid the ones on equatorial mounts (lots of dials and gizmos) and get one on a Dobsonian mount.
Here are a few web pages with good information on beginner's telescopes:
For more advanced information, read Phil Harrington's Star Ware, 4th edition (Wiley).
You'll get the greatest value for your money with a Newtonian reflector on a Dobsonian mount, such as these:
Buy from a store which specializes in telescopes and astronomy, either locally or online; don't buy from department stores, discount stores or eBay as mostly what they sell is junk. Find your local astronomy club and try out different telescopes at one of their star parties:
I strongly recommend that beginners steer clear of astrophotography until they have learned their way around the sky. Astrophotography is by far the most expensive and difficult area of amateur astronomy.
Many people who buy telescopes have no idea how to find interesting things to observe. A good introduction to finding things is NightWatch by Terence Dickinson (Firefly). A more advanced book is Star Watch by Phil Harrington (Wiley).
- 1 decade ago
because it's easy for me to see the skies when its night, trust me!! i bought it already!!!
Meade ETX-80BB Backpack Observatory Telescope
- IzonuLv 51 decade ago
this one looks good , and inexpensive...