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Stargazing Good telescope for $400

  1. Oct 25, 2010 #1
    with about 400$, any suggestion for me ? what i should buy, pls me a store or brand in US pls :D
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2010 #2

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    Re: Planning to buy a first telescope?

    An Orion XT8 is well within your budget. It is an 8" Newtonian on an alt-azimuth (Dobsonian) mount. By staying with a simple, inexpensive mount you get the best optics for your money.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 #3

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  5. Oct 27, 2010 #4
    Re: Planning to buy a first telescope?

    thx for that suggestion, hmm, i've searched for it in google, seem to be quite good :D

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  6. Oct 27, 2010 #5

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    Re: Planning to buy a first telescope?

    It has parabolically-figured primary mirror (not spherically, so you can escape some coma) and has enough aperture to get you into some pretty serious fuzzy-hunting territory. This is a decent scope with reasonable aperture. Buy a nice atlas or set of charts, so you can learn your way around the night sky, and you'll be busy for years.
     
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