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vaaern

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real stuff - Telescopes
« on: December 17, 2008, 12:41:20 PM »
well, I've purchased a telescope, very cheap stuff, but I want to know, what is a barlow lens, erecting eye, and all the other stuff that you get with a telescope (I'm just scratching the head all the time XD)
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Re: real stuff
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 11:26:12 PM »
I'm no expert on telescopes... But Wikipedia and Google are your friend. :)

Barlow Lens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barlow_lens

Erecting Lens
http://www.answers.com/topic/erecting-lens



You might also check out telescope specific forums:

http://www.telescopejunkies.com/
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/postlist.php/Cat/0/Board/beginners
http://forums.astronomydaily.com/index.php

(and I'm not endorsing any of these sites, I just found them with the Google search 'telescope forum')



And here's are sites about telescopes for beginners:

http://www.rocketroberts.com/astro/first.htm
http://www.scopereviews.com/begin.html

(found with the search 'telescope beginners')

BlackBolt

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Re: real stuff
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 03:35:00 PM »
Oh man.. I'd love a telescope as well...

vaaern

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Re: real stuff
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 02:17:00 PM »
well, thanks, i'm not that great searcher XD I'm starting to figure out, but I'll really look at these links very closely, thanks!!