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Stargazing Yukon 6-100X100 spotting scope

  1. Sep 8, 2010 #1
    We've never owned a telescope so I know my questions are naieve. We're thinking of getting a Yukon 6-100X100 spotting scope. Would this allow us to see stripes and/or colors on Jupiter? What about rings on Saturn? Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
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  3. Sep 9, 2010 #2

    chemisttree

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    Re: Planning to buy a first telescope?

    I would be very skeptical of that. Spotting scopes on a tiny tripod are a recipe for shaky, marginal quality astro views. If it were good enough to be an astronomical telescope, the makers of this spotting scope would certainly brag about that!
     
  4. Sep 10, 2010 #3

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    Re: Planning to buy a first telescope?

    Anything less than 6" aperature would be disappointing for planetary viewing.
     
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