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    Default Looking for a telescope not only for astronomy.



    I'm looking for a telescope in the price range of 40-50$. I would like to use it not only for astronomy, but bird watching.
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    Default Re: Looking for a telescope not only for astronomy.

    Is that budget in PLN, EUR or USD?
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    Default Re: Looking for a telescope not only for astronomy.

    Usd.

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    Default Re: Looking for a telescope not only for astronomy.

    Unfortunately there are very few options available at that price that will actually work even remotely well.
    There is the Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope but it is $80USD.
    Go to Orion telescopes and place this number in the search bar - 10276 and it will bring the telescope up.

    You may have better option looking on ebay or contacting any astronomical societies in Poland.
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    Default Re: Looking for a telescope not only for astronomy.

    Binoculars
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    Default Re: Looking for a telescope not only for astronomy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lola Bruce View Post
    Binoculars
    Yes, binoculars is the clear choice here.

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    Default Re: Looking for a telescope not only for astronomy.

    I agree about the binocular choice, but if you want a telescope to give you a bit more power and use both day and night, I would suggest you look at a spotting scope. Your budget doesn't allow you to get top quality optics, but I think you would find something like this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ing_scope.html would be a good start.

    Another that might be worth a look: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ing_Scope.html

    Spotting scopes at this level have built-in eyepieces so they don't need any extras to get started, and they are reasonably water-resistant which makes them good for bird-watching.

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