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Y'all got any recommendations for a decent telescope I could get for less than $350? Either reflector or refractor would be fine, I'm hoping to view planets, galaxies, and nebulae.
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> I'm hoping to view galaxies, and nebulae
lel
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>>7792845
interested; bump
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>>7792845
If you want to view fainter objects like galaxies and nebulae then I would recommend a reflector. More optics for the money. I'll find something for you.
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>>7793023
bump
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>>7793029
I think an 8inch dobsonian should be perfect for you. Dobsonians are really great if you just wanna do visual astronomy because you get alot of optics for your money. Bigger mirror equals brighter image. The downside is that it's a little harder to track objects because of it's mounting but the optics make up for it.
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And once you get obsessed with sky watching you can also try and grind your own mirror. I'm planning on doing so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snz7JJlSZvw
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>>7792846
>lel
You can view the orion nebula and the Andromeda galaxy with a pair of binoculars.

Interested in new or used? You can get a used Celestron orange tube for that.

If mobility is not important, you can't go wrong with a dobsonian, more bang for your buck.
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>>7793205
second part of that was meant for >>7792845

>>7793060
>grind your own mirror. I'm planning on doing so.
We'll see.
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>>7793208
I still have to find a place where I can buy the glass and abrasive. The hardest part is to find someone who can aluminize the mirror for me once it's done.
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>>7792845
Have you ever seen a planet through a telescope before, OP? Jupiter is gonna blow you away.
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>>7792845
Honestly man, I would save up and invest in a mid-range one (see second link below). Unless you've already got a strong appreciation for star-spotting, moon observation, etc., anything in the $350 range won't accomplish much more than that and your expectations won't be met.

The scope I have: http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/astronomy/telescopes/nexstar-8se-computerized-telescope

Scopes arranged by price/user skill from Celestron: http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/astronomy/telescopes/series

I really love the (good) computerized telescopes. The Celestron 8SE has a really simple triangulation system, based on longitude and latitude coords and allows you to save sky coordinates for certain artifacts, and it contains a stock database which will automatically locate whatever you select with the controller. With a moon filter and relatively high magnification, you can see just about everything. It's fucking awesome. And there are all sorts of nebulae and galaxies that are incredibly visible -- much more than what would be possible with a lower-end telescope.

Pic related is about the level of detail I achieve when looking at the Blue Snowball with no special eye-pieces whatsoever.
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>>7793257
I have only owned a 5.1inch reflector and I'm wondering if you're able to see spiral structure in, for example, m51 with an 8incher?
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>>7793268
Yeah M51 is quite-detailed, but then again, you could spot it with a good pair of binoculars.
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>>7793271
That's good to hear. I'm gonna upgrade to this scope soon.

http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/astronomy/telescopes/advanced-vx-8-newtonian-telescope
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>>7793287
Looks like a great scope. Orion is another brand worth looking into, but I reckon Celestron has one of the best reputations in the game.
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>>7793290
I'm really interested in the mount. I've heard really good reviews. And once I have a good mount I can just switch the tube when I feel like upgrading.
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>>7792845
I also wanted a telescope for the same reason as you OP and after looking it seems like other anons have suggested that Dobsonian are good.

http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/Dobsonian-Telescopes/IntelliScope-Dobsonians/Orion-SkyQuest-XT10i-IntelliScope-Dobsonian-Telescope/pc/1/c/12/sc/27/p/102013.uts?refineByCategoryId=27


This is the on that I a going to buy(look at the specks of that thing) after I save up some money. Trust me I had cheaper telescopes and they are not worth it. It better to invest in something better. This is a 10inch telescope and is great for fainter deep sky. Small telescopesthat this are good for brighter maybe 8 inch. And small that that are better for planets in solar system etc.
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>>7793297
Damn I hate writing on my phone
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>>7793234
Man I still remember the first time my dad took me out with his telescope to show me Jupiter... I caught the bug right then and there.
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>>7793302
I have only seen Jupiter and I can't wait until I see Saturn.
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>>7793302
Kinda jealous since I never had a dad to show me such things. Which is why when I got older I saved up and bought myself a telescope. The first time I saw moon from up close, I had got up at 4AM. It was amazing. I nearly fainted from exhilaration.
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>>7793302
>>7793314
It was the opposite for me. I was the one who showed my dad and he loved it.
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>>7793257
How do you like the 8e? Would you buy a go to mount if you had to do it over again?
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>>7793257
is that telescope okay for use inside a city? there is a lot of light pollution but we do sometimes get clear skies where the stars are visible.

thats a great pic btw
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I want to get into this stuff. Is F90076EQ good enough? Pic related.
My budget is pretty limited and I don't even live in US, Canada or any Europe country so the shipping cost is really high. I might get F90076EQ because it costs $250, shipping cost included. Not sure if it's good to go or I can find better ones.
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You should definitely get your own observatory.
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>>7794962
The question is how.
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>>7794949
It's shit because it's from Russia.
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>>7795207
Really? ;_;
Is there any alternative?
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>>7794965
Power ball.
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Do any of you do photography from your spacegazing? What would one need to do to get a camera set up to take pictures of what the telescope is seeing?
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>>7795655
That would be a better question for the guys over at /p/ but basically you would want any DSLR with a good ISO. The Canon 60DA is made specifically for astrophotography.
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I'm hoping to view Uranus.

Got that one out of the way..
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>>7794949
Help me on this please.
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Looking to buy my first telescope (and probably only telescope for a long long time), something under 200 (or at 200).
I'm looking at the Orion SkyScanner 100mm tabletop, is that alright? Going to be very casual use
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>>7796963
It's neat for its price.
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get a pair of high power binoculars and a bipod / tripod.
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>>7797019
>>7796963
Starting to think of going with a refractor because I have no way to get out the city often, and I heard that reflectors are mostly good when far from light pollution, refractors are fine though. Looking at this model, think I'll go with it. The tripod and mount is nice too; the SkyScanner being a tabletop would mean buying a seperate tripod...
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>>7795694
I've seen it done pretty decently with smartphones and GoPros
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>>7792845
>Y'all got any recommendations
Yes: Lrn2standard-english, Tex
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>>7797069
Link?
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>>7797154
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm1Reg20RJ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3ajClpBDsc
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>>7794949
H-H-Help?
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>>7797240
The movement of the moon/jupiter through the frame is pretty fast. Is it expensive to get a telescope that tracks objects automatically? Not sure if that is a huge step up from the telescopes mentioned in this thread.
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>>7798169
It would be a lot cheaper and more practical to just get an equatorial mount instead.
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Is the telescope in the beginning a good one? I had it when I was a kid but the motor broke..
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Anyone with a StarBlast 4.5 EQ? I'm debating it vs the Space Probe 3 EQ.
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>>7792845
At lower price ranges, some people might recommend starting off amateur astronomy with a good pair of astronomy binoculars and a tripod for stability. You will see a beautiful field of view at once (bright because both eyes are looking), and the zoomed in stuff you can just go to Hubble for lol. Just my 2 cents worth :)
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>>7799393
Any binos you'd recommend? What do you have?
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Is putting a telescope's and an eyepiece's specs into Stellarium a good way to see what I might see using that equipment?
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