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    Default Re: South American Astronomers Introduce Yourselves Here!



    Quote Originally Posted by loneglobularhunter View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'm Marlon, from Goiânia, GO. Just a beginner but eager to learn. I don't have any telescope or binocular yet, but am already looking for a 10x50 or something alike to start hunting (the sky). If you know anyone from Goiânia that likes astronomy, please, let me know. Also, any tips regarding a binocular with a good price-performance to buy here in Brazil will be greatly appreciated!
    Hello Marlon and welcome to the forum,

    I have the celestron skymaster 15x70. Ther perform very well on DSOs as well as the moon. The price in US is about 60-70US dollars and you may want to put them on a tripod to enjoy the sky. I bought them while I was still in Colombia and because the prices there are much high than in US, decided to buy them in US and shipped to Colombia.
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    Hi Marlon,

    welcome to the forum
    Buying equipment in Brazil is an adventure, look for on-line retailers like beephoto.com.br and you may find something - paying 2 or 3 times as much as if you bought it in the US.
    Binoculars are great for a start - and a small refractor or newtonian can then be a great step up.

    good luck, you must have much better skies than Sao Paulo!
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    Default Re: South American Astronomers Introduce Yourselves Here!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpaulo View Post
    Buying equipment in Brazil is an adventure, look for on-line retailers like beephoto.com.br and you may find something - paying 2 or 3 times as much as if you bought it in the US. ...
    ...good luck, you must have much better skies than Sao Paulo!
    An adventure indeed. I look at beephoto, thanks, nice store. But yes, 2, 3 times the price in the US.
    I have an ok Sky, I guess better than Sao Paulo, but I am looking forward to see the sky from my family cottage-like house on the countryside.

    I'm having such a pain on choosing a Binocular.
    What would be the best thread here to put a list of the ones I found so far? I wish the other members could help me get he best cost performance among them. (There are around 10 different models in the list. So many for me to decide which one!!!)

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    Default Re: South American Astronomers Introduce Yourselves Here!

    Some of the good performer binoculars seem to be the Pentax WCP II and the Nikon Action Extreme, but I have seen good reports from other models. Check the Binoculars sub forum, there is a wealth of information there.

    I started with a Mak telescope, then went to Binoculars - which helped me locating targets (e.g. comet Lovejoy) for the scope. Not happy with DSO viewing on the Mak - which is great for planets - I got an achromatic refractor.

    For portability, learning the sky and easiness of use, Binoculars are great.
    But if you have easy access to clear skies, consider a dobsonian, large aperture telescope.
    The price for those in Brazil are more comparable to the US. Check armazemdotelescopio.com.br or telescopios.net, skywatcher model dobsonians. The formers seems to be an official skywatcher distributor.

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    Thanks a lot for these websites. I can start saving now. Hope to buy a DOB8 in 1 year from now.
    In the between, I will check the Binoculars forum section to find out more about a good model to start with. Great!

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    Hi from Santiago, Chile.

    I have been on the forum a while and just notice this South America specific section.

    Winter and clouds with the occasional clear night.
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    Default Re: South American Astronomers Introduce Yourselves Here!

    Hi I am Pégasus333, from Brasil! I appreciate the nice community opportunity for learning and, in the future with more knowledge, having the right moment at hand, sharing knowledge as well

    Also, I am sure I'll have lots of fun as for the start I have already started to!

    Thanks and clear skies to all!
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