Question about telescope

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hazmat12
hazmat12 Senior Member • Posts: 1,441
Question about telescope

Hi all, hope this is a good place to ask a question about a getting a telescope for a young adult.

Looking for a recommendation or not for this telescope.

https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-31045-AstroMaster-Reflector-Telescope/dp/B000MLL6RS/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=celestron+astromaster+130eq+md&qid=1606175053&sr=8-4

Costco has it on sale for $159

thanks in advance

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Astrozoid
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Re: Question about telescope

hazmat12 wrote:

Hi all, hope this is a good place to ask a question about a getting a telescope for a young adult.

Looking for a recommendation or not for this telescope.

https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-31045-AstroMaster-Reflector-Telescope/dp/B000MLL6RS/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=celestron+astromaster+130eq+md&qid=1606175053&sr=8-4

Costco has it on sale for $159

Hi rich,

For astrophotography it is terrible.

For visual, it is bad

Because of the mount.

For less than that price, for a young adult, look at this for visual observation only;

https://www.telescope.com/Orion/FunScope-76mm-Reflector-Telescope-Kids-Kit/rc/2160/p/130924.uts?sortByColumnName=SortByPriceAscending

For astrophotography, look for a used iOptron Skytracker.

Jerry

hazmat12
OP hazmat12 Senior Member • Posts: 1,441
Re: Question about telescope

Thanks for the fast response and information!!

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