We get a lot of questions about buying a telescope, the ASV President has written the following notes for those keen to buy a telescope:
Here’s some advice….DON’T!
Unless you’re a seasoned astronomer, you’re likely to buy the wrong thing and regret it forever. I see too many rubbish telescopes from people that come to my classes on learning how to use them. So, in brief, here’s the skinny:
That’s what the recommendation is, and it looks like the picture below. Perhaps the best advice is join the ASV and then look through many of our telescopes first to get a better idea before you start spending.
Binoculars are a great option too!
Don’t spend more than $150 on binoculars. Saxon 7X50 should be under $100.