Here's another one that will give you some tips on how to use a scope, and what to eexpect:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipmen ... scope.html
feral pig wrote:Here's a good article on choosing a telescope. There are a lot of options to consider.
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipmen ... page=1&c=y
I usually recommend the "Go-To" scopes. Once aligned, they track objects automatically and will locate objects for you, which takes a lot of the frustration out of observing. Just my opinion, though. As the article mentions, you can get a bigger objective (better optics) for the same price if you go with a simpler mount. Doesn't matter how good the optics are if you don't use it, though.
Yeah, it took me a couple of looks to realize it was a pumpkin puking into a toilet.
Puking Dog wrote:So do you view this like an eclipse, with a paper and a hole through another piece of paper (or something like that)?