telescope

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  1. K

    Question on using the sun as a telescope lens

    I read an article on using the sun's gravity as a giant telescope lens. See https://www.space.com/earth-like-exoplanet-imaging-with-sun . Great idea but it said the focal point is too far away to use this idea right now. What I don't understand is why we have to jump straight to using the sun...
  2. M

    Intermediate telescope recommendations

    I've read numerous postings on telescopes, but could not find definitive recommendations for my criteria. 1. Around $1000 or so. 2. GoTo capability. 3. Portable enough to move from the house to the outside. 4. Primary purpose is moon and the planets, with probable viewing of bright nebulae. 5...
  3. A

    Need to replace head or collar of tripod for telescope

    Hi everyone, First of all, I apologize if this question has been answered in another thread, but my lack of vocabulary (not knowing the proper term) makes it difficult for me to know what I should search for. In short: I have inherited an old telescope that works fine, and I want to continue...
  4. Khaled Alwaleed

    Question I want to get back to my passion of astronomy. Time to buy a telescope again!

    Hello, I'm thinking of buying a telescope again after almost 15 years, it's time to go back again. Can you help me narrow down my options? It'll be used mainly for galaxy and star gazing as well as planetary too. I'd like it motorized and astrophotography capable through my computer not a camera...
  5. P

    What can I observe?

    https://www.space.com/33619-visible-planets-guide.html The article in the above link details about the observing of planets. I wanna make sure if my 50mm refrractor will aid me in observing. Provided my Coordinates are Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 410210 19.048787, 73.068814