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    Default Re: Newbie - ready for a telescope to view planets!



    I'm surprised that nobody mentioned a Maksutov. Mine is great for planetary viewing and gives good images. I use a Bresser Electronic Eyepiece, although it seems quite good at crashing my computer at the moment.
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    Default Re: Newbie - ready for a telescope to view planets!

    That, a Maksutov, or a longer-focus refractor...

    https://www.astronomics.com/astro-te...ta_p20548.aspx

    ...and a good old-fashioned equatorial...

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ial_mount.html

    If not the ED refractor and EQ-5, then this kit...

    https://optcorp.com/products/celestr...RoCehcQAvD_BwE

    ...with a good old-fashioned 102mm achromat, and the smaller EQ-3 equatorial.
    "Look, son! Up there!" His son shouted back, "I see it! What is it?" The father regaled, "The galaxy!
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    Alan - Refractors: Takahashi FS-102 f/8, Meade 90mm f/10, Antares 80mm f/6, Celestron 70mm f/13, Sears 50mm f/12; Newtonians:
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