[Chaos-l] telescope recommendations
jwright at cs.duke.edu
Thu Oct 1 12:43:30 EDT 2009
I am thinking of buying a new starter scope, something in the $1000 or
less range, that I can also use as a decent portable scope at dark
sites. I have found a few Maksutov models in the 5" range that look
fine. I am leaning toward a Meade or Celestron, just because of previous
experience with them, but am open to other suggestions.
Anyone have any experience they can share? Thoughts on 5" scopes in
general? I have considered going with an 8", but of course, now we are
BTW, I don't mind manual polar-alignment either.
Also, any recommended dealers/web-sites? I am familiar with ORION, but
don't have experience buying from anyone else.
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