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#1 richardajensen

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 10:01 AM

I'm extremely new to astronomy (I just bought a telescope on the philosophy that it's never too late to have a happy childhood).

 

Choice basically came down to this model or a 70mm Meade w/AutoStar. I opted for this model because it comes w/an equatorial mount and I'd like to do some astrophotography as well (I've got a fairly decent zoom lens: 90-230mm, fixed f/stop)

 

I've seen some discussion of how this scope works with planetary observing. I'm curious what I might be able to see of DSOs.

 

I'm about 15 minutes away from Bortle class 3 skies, and an hour or so from class 2 skies (class 1 skies are reasonably accessible too--3.5 to 4 hours away)




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