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    Hi, I will be getting a 30x and 30mm telescope. I have heard people saying that it is just a toy. But I want to know how much I can see using it. Pls don't suggest me about other good telescope right now since I am planning to buy a really good telescope after a few months.

    But right now I could know how much detail I could get in the sky using this 30x and 30mm telescope.

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    Howdy and Welcome Borris ...

    ... I have not used much less than a 60mm for astronomical viewing ... my spotting scope I use for birdwatching, and a pair of binoculars I have are about that "power" ... the moon is very neat and the "overall" views are good ... you won't get much detail ... but you will start learning the sky, and that is very critical ...

    ... and you can always use that 30mm as a finder for your upgrade ...

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    Hi borris , welcome aboard . A 30mm scope will not let you see much detail in the sky but it will get you out there observing and learning the sky . I would suggest buying a planasphere to learn the names of what your looking at . Good luck in your quest ..
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    Welcome to the forum, Borris. 30x will look good on a lot of things, but with 30mm aperture you will do best looking at bright objects. The moon and planets will do fine. Brighter clusters will be fair game, but some of the dimmer things will suffer. M42 in Orion might work, it just won't be as bright as it would in a larger scope.

    The thing that concerns me most is the focal length. Do you know what it is? Does the scope have a long skinny tube? If so, just be aware that it will show a narrow view, making it more challenging to find objects. You can do it, though, with practice.

 

 

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