posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 09:19 PM
I have a Tasco telescope. It was relatively inexpensive when I bought it, but that was about 13 or 14 years ago. I don't know anything about what
they offer now. I have been happy with it. I easily observe the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Orion Nebula, Pleiades, and various other things
with it. Those are just the ones I like to look at most. I have been able to see the rings of Saturn (not great detail though), and could faintly see
the bands of clouds on Jupiter in addition to it's 4 largest moons. It's pretty cool! It also has a sun projection screen setup so you can even see
sunspots on it. Also, I viewed the transit of Venus across the face of the sun in 2004 I think it was.
Since it's old, I'll list it's specs. It's a refracting telescope, the objective diameter is 60 mm, focal length is 900 mm. Max magnification is
675X.... Ok, I'm gonna stop there, too much to list. I will say though it has a bunch of accessories and different lenses that came with it that
magnify the view more.
This telescope looks a lot like mine, but not same brand, and mine has an equatorial mount (makes it easy to follow things across the sky).
Great guide here might help you.
These terms will help you understand what you will be reading and hearing about when deciding to buy and use.
I tried to keep it simple, and I hope I didn't confuse you too much. Good luck and have fun! It's so fun....
*wants to go outside and look at the stars now*