anthony morris
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2020-09-22

Buying a telescope (RASC webinar)

  • What objects do you want to look at?
    • Aperture, mirror/lens size
      • An 8" telescope collects 4x the light of a 4"
  • Where will you use the telescope?
    • Tabletop
    • Tripod
    • Dobsonian
      • Reflecting telescope that sits in a box
      • Box swivels East/West
      • Can tilt up/down
  • Are you technically savvy?
    • Manual
      • No batteries required!
    • GOTO/Computerized
      • Eats battery power
      • Requires alignment to the sky
      • Less beginner friendly
  • Do you want to image with it?
    • Sturdy equatorial mount
  • Cool telescopes: