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    and the dobsons haven't got a tripod! and when I buy the 62€ dobson and for 20€ a tripod, thats cost together 82€, and my bugdet was only 65€!

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    Dobsonians don't use a tripod, the mount is the box at the bottom that the optical tube sits on.

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    I am sorry that I am a bit harsh but I really do want you to get a good first scope.

    My kit right now is a velbon video tripod, a 30X50 spotting scope and an astromaster 114.

    I want to add 7X50 binoculars into the collection. I use the same video tripod for the astromaster. it does the trick for me

    so an ideal starter kit would be 50mm binoculars and later something above 90 mm in aperture and so on.

    you would be better off with binoculars than a 70mm achro refractor.

    I was THAT close of buying a bresser rb-60 from department store for about 160€ but luckily I found used astromaster 114eq for only 60€. what a luck, size does matter.

    and as griffin pointed ont, dobsonian is a full scope that does not need tripod.

    that 150 mm one would be the best thing for you. try find it used. you might get a very good deal.

    edit: but even that 76 mm would be better starter. although I recomment used binoculars and money collecting.
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    From your posts I can tell that you have NOT fully investigated and do not understand the various "styles" of telescopes. Your most recent post about DOBS not having a tripod shows you do not understand the different TYPES of telescopes, and their strengths or weaknesses.

    How to Buy a Telescope

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    Read this web sites above that explain the various types of scopes and mounts-- and I would encourage you to attend several star parties held by a local astronomy club. You will get to look through their telescopes and ask questions. You really need to do this before spending any (more) money on equipment.
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    1.On all, whos not checked: I'm just happy, that i have a telescope!
    2.I dont need a binocular more, because the viewfinder is so like a monocular and a finder, and thats enough!

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    Again you show tremendeous lack of research. binoculars show you things in stereo and thus give you depth perception

    also that finder is tiny. very tiny.

    I think there is 2 reasons you disagree with us:
    1. you made a non-returnable purchase
    2. you think it looks AWESOME and everyone else are just mean.

    The fist happiness goes away when you discover that you had opportunity to buy something better.
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    Have fun with that Astro. You're very young.. there's no shortage of time for you to learn more about the hobby.
    You did the right thing by coming here and seeking the advice of people that have ALOT more experience than you do.. but realize that people were trying to look out for you with their responses. You were asking for binoculars that would resolve objects at Mag 13 and thought you could pull that off with huge magnification. None of that makes any sense unfortunately... in fact you are not going to get that with your new telescope either. If you try to be open to new ideas and opinions, you will learn quite a lot.
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    I find that quite funny. the reason why I started stargazing was because of that 60 mm bresser I saw in that shop. I was looking a good tripod for fotoshooting (my GF makes money out of selling clothes on net) and naturegazing. I thought it would be a good powerful spotter and an occational stargazing. In that time I was not seriously int this YET. I knew nothing about optics and stuff. Then I started lurking around internet for info. I got into the new cool world of optic, reflection, aberration and focal lenght. I soon fount out that rb-60 would have made me miserable. I started looking into mak's i decided I get a 127 mm SW. I made my mind up and LITERALLY scavenged the internet for info about it. then I saw an add offering that astromaster and made some search, fount out that cg-2 is bad (it is not bad, it is HIDEOUS) but the optics are OK. so I decided to grab it.

    that was my route to my first real telescope. I did not fear collimating. actually the first thing that I did was collimating that went bad but soon I got the knack and now it is trivial thing.

    if you are new and want to buy it, firs pretend you already own one and visualise how you use it. drag out practically everything you find about it from internet. try to find flaw. then compare it to something else.

    EDIT: Ironical is that onte same page is a celestron fistscope for 59€.

    but if you still decide to keep it, I, for one, would like to hear about your first light.
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    well, all that matters is that you enjoy it. we wish you the best stargazing with it!
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    I am given to 2 years old Nikon 12 x 50 binoculars 70 eur, tripoid but I got almost nothing. However, you can work out how to stand alone.
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