Kind of Telescope
Name: b grube
Date: 1993 - 1999
What kind of telescope do I get if I want the look at
planets and deep-space objects i.e. nebulas and galaxies?
Good question. I asked it myself, about four years ago.
Sky and Telescope magazine recommends that you spend about a year
observing with binoculars (amazing what you can see), before you
invest in a telescope. The magazine features the binocular view of the
month each month.
The most important thing about a telescope is the mounting.
High power is useless unless you have a solid base. Also, it is
difficult to find things, because the view is so narrow.
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