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|Subject: Re: Telescope talk||Date: 2/13/2002 6:12 PM|
|Author: TMFOrangeblood||Number: 146 of 1797|
Here is a link to some very good tutorial info about the different type of scopes and their advanatages and disadvantages:
I was about to ask for some replies again, and the appropriately named Messier101 comes through!
Thanks for the link, I'll definitely poke around the site. I suppose at this point I'm trying to decide between the two 8-inchers at the bottom of this page:
I'm leaning heavily toward the $529.00 Orion SkyView Deluxe 8 EQ Reflector, because it's more portable, and I'll be able to do some photography through it.
My main questions would involve any advantages/disadvantages of such a "fast" scope (f/4). But for the money, I've not seen anything comparable. (Also, I don't want a GoTo scope at this point... I'd rather learn the sky.)
Jim, do you or you wife have any thoughts?
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