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Re: What does it cost for a newcomer to astronomy?

Subject: Re: What does it cost for a newcomer to astronomy?
From: "Florian"
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 01:20:13 GMT
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>The other more experienced group members have given some high end figures
>but as a beginner I just spent $575 on a 6" reflector with equatorial mount
>and dual-axis motor drive.


But you need more than the scope. Charts, a red LED light, some binoculars, 
maybe a Telrad, etc. I'm sticking with my $1000 estimate for someone starting 
from scratch to buy a nice collection of equipment.

-Florian



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