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12-06-2012, 01:50 PM
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Tom Polakis
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$130 is a very low price for a telescope, so how about $190 for a low-end model? You could see the rings of Saturn, Jupiter's moons, lunar craters, and get decent views along the Milky Way with this scope from Orion.

http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/...yCategoryId=13


Another option would be a small refractor, which will not gather as much light as the Dobsonian, but would be up higher on a tripod, and maybe more rugged.

http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/...1/p/100316.uts


Orion is a good company, and you'd do a lot better buying from them than a store that only sells scopes on the side.

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