Howdy all. I’ve been out on spring break this last week and haven’t been around the board much. Took some time off from the job, college, and life in particular to just become a complete and utter slob. So I was out at the mall today with the SO and I go past the Natural Wonders store and out of the corner of my eye I see it. It’s one of the most beautiful telescopes I’ve ever seen. Not knowing much about telescopes in general I was very hesitant in purchasing and decided against buying one of them. They ranged in price from approx. $200-1000. I had my credit card with me and I didn’t buy one of them. I’m regretting it so bad right now because it’s one of the most absolutely beautiful and clear nights in awhile. It’s undescribably picturesque outside right now. No clouds, no city lights to mess up the view, no civilization for about a mile in either direction. I’m kicking myself in the ass so hard right now for not getting the one for $200, but I didn’t because I didn’t know enough about them to make an informed decision.
This brings me to my question to all of you. Really your opinion more than anything. I’m looking for a good telescope under $400 if all possible because I want to take up astrology as a hobby. So of all of you out there who own telescopes care to throw out a brand or an url where I can find a decent one?