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    Default Re: Celestron Astro Fi WiFi telescopes?



    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Just do a image search for dobsonian with setting circles, there are many images to see.
    They are a printed sheet that you attach to the base of the telescope to give you compass coordinates and then the digital level that Ozman suggested mounted on the tube will give you your angle.

    If you are really undecided on what model to get I would really suggest a set of 10x50 binoculars and a atlas like the Sky & Telescope pocket atlas.
    This will give you time to learn the skies a bit (it is quite easy) and help you figure out what types of objects you want to view the most.
    This will then help you make a more informed choice of style of telescope.
    Yes on what she said. Know your requirements before you buy. A little experience with a low cost investment is worth more than our friendly babbling our Babel of preferences.
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    Default Re: Celestron Astro Fi WiFi telescopes?

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Yes on what she said. Know your requirements before you buy. A little experience with a low cost investment is worth more than our friendly babbling our Babel of preferences.
    So let me expand a little. You get a decent set of 10x50 binoculars and how do you figure out what wows you and what kind of observing you want to do? There are lists of objects:

    https://www.skyandtelescope.com/obse...azing-catalog/

    https://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-c...alogue-2-1.pdf

    So you've got lots to choose from. I'll suggest some ways to narrow it down by category of observation.

    If you are a lunar / planetary type you will be wowed by exploring

    the Moon, Jupiter (follow the Galilean moons as they orbit), Venus (check the changes of phase). With 10x50 binoculars you can't separate Saturn's rings from the globe..... you need more like 20x80 bins for that

    If you are a budding nebula observer

    the Veil nebulas in Cygnus, M42, M8 are great

    For supernova remnants and planetary nebulae

    M1, M27

    For galaxies

    M31, M33, M52, M81, M82

    For open clusters

    The Hyades, Pleiades, M44 the Beehive

    For globular clusters

    M13, M4, M22

    The globs are tough since they don't resolve with binos. They are the one object that demands 6-8" aperture before you can get an idea.

    Anyway, using binoculars, you will be able to decide whether you want to concentrate on lunar/planetary or DSOs and what kind of DSOs you like. THEN it will be a lot clearer what kind of scope might suit you best.
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