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    Hi lads-
    I'm new here, and looking for any and all advice about telescopes and stargazing. We've recently built a house that has fantastic views out over the Atlantic Ocean and the sky there is brilliant!

    I'm looking to get a telescope that would be good for an absolute beginner but can still get great shots of the planets (Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter in particular) but which won't break the bank at the same time.

    Anyway, off to peruse the threads....

    Liz

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    Welcome to the Astronomy Forum and to astronomy. Congratulations on your new house.

    There are a lot of telescopes. Take your time and learn as much as you can before deciding which one you want. Planets are nice to view but are so few while deep space objects exist in the ..... You'll never be able to see them all.
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    Hello and greetings to you Liz. Welcome to the forum.
    Good place to start is here Recommended Telescopes for Beginners by Price Range
    Any questions ask away. Good learning spot.
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    Hi Liz! welcome

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