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Linda

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PostSubject: Telescope recommendations?   Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:33 am

Looking for something with GPS settings, user friendly, and worth the money. Santa needs help finding the right one for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Telescope recommendations?   Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:13 pm

When you find what you are looking for, please let us know.  I am fascinated by telescopes, but have only been exposed to junky things.

I don't know much about them, but the Celestron compound reflector-types seem nice. http://www.highpointscientific.com/celestron-nexstar-8se-schmidt-cassegrain-computerized-telescope-11069?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=CEL-11069&gclid=CMPJo6vOr8ICFXIV7AodoSMAyA







By the way, construction has been approved for what will be the World's Largest Telescope in Chile.  (39-meter optical)


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The world's largest telescope is finally going to see the light of day. The European Southern Observatory's Council announced earlier today that it had greenlit the planned construction project in Chile, which means that humans will have access to the aptly named "European Extremely Large Telescope" by 2024.

"The decision taken by Council means that the telescope can now be built," said Tim de Zeeuw, director general of the ESO, in a statement. "Major industrial construction work for the E-ELT is now funded and can proceed according to plan."

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PostSubject: Re: Telescope recommendations?   Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:19 pm

Ordered from B&H the Celestron 114LCM. I didn't want to hassle with manual settings so I found the least expensive in the computerized that didn't break the bank.
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PostSubject: Re: Telescope recommendations?   Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:53 pm

The telescope arrived! But the mister says it can't be opened until Christmas. Bah humbug. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Telescope recommendations?   Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Don'tcha just hate that?

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