I am very new to this forum and even to any astronomy discussion. I have been just fascinated by it and always wanted to learn more. Just never got time. But now I feel I have to manage time otherwise I will never be able to. Anyways, I want to buy a telescope. How should I go about it. I am willing to spend upto 300$ for this, maybe more not sure I have no idea what is the price range and what you get for the buck. I would appreciate if you could explain different options to me. If you own one, it would be great to get some pictures you might have taken of stuff? Not sure even if this is possible in a less then 500$ telescope?