Oh my, so many pro and con recommendations and advice on what to, and not to, buy!
What is an intelligent, eager beginner to do?
If only there was someplace one could go to see. and maybe even use. many different types and sizes of telescopes and associated equipment before making high value purchase decisions - someplace were one can get direct personal advice, help, and support from experienced astronomers that are not anonymous strangers in faraway online forums that argue and overload vulnerable newbies with too much conflicting advice.
Oh my, oh my! How can one make cost effective telescope buying decisions that won't be regretted in the future?
Use the above links only if you are willing to take a little time to learn about and actually use the different types of telescopes that are mentioned in this forum before make your own buying decisions.
Best wishes, clear skies, and great fun start parties!
Also stay safe in these extraordinary times.
Edited by JohnBear, 09 May 2020 - 11:35 AM.