New to Astronomy

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    January, 2014
New to Astronomy
Posted by WillT36 on Thursday, January 02, 2014 6:55 PM

Hey Folks

My names Will. I am new to Astronomy, but have always been interested in the science. I am looking for advice on Teleschope for begginers, advice on material and any hints or tips you could give me. thanks for your help.

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    July, 2001
  • From: PA, USA, Earth Moderator
Posted by DaveMitsky on Friday, January 03, 2014 2:21 AM

Welcome to the forums, Will.  You may find some of the information on astronomy and amateur astronomy presented in my post entitled Advice for Beginning Amateur Astronomers under General Stargazing helpful. (previous posts will no longer hot-link here since the last forum upgrade)

It would be helpful to know just how much you want to spend on a telescope and what your observing goals are.

Dave Mitsky

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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    November, 2011
  • From: SE MA, U.S.A.
Posted by mr Q on Friday, January 17, 2014 1:10 AM

Hi Will and Welcome to the forums.

This link can be very useful in getting aquainted with the ever changing night sky. These maps (monthly) can be printed for free.

Mead DS-10 (10" newt)

10x50 Focal Bino

10x70 Orion Bino

What goes around, comes around, eventually.Wink

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