happy with my old tasco telescope *DELETED*

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rogers_buck

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Cool scope, a real classic. Give it a kiss tonight when you carry it outside and it will show you things that will blow your mind.
 
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huey_pilot

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Trying to find M31, no success yet, not even sure its visible where I live. Might not be dark enough even though its pretty dark.
 
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huey_pilot

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Telescopes aren't exactly cheap now. Especially when I am working part time for $5 an hour. (Just a job while im in highschool) Im not complaining though, I would love to have a nice 10 in reflector or 4 in refractor. But I am happy with the nice images I get with my 60mm x 700mm.
 
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odysseus145

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Here is a detailed description for finding M31. <br /><br />I myself recently just found it through my 8" dob reflector. With a 20mm eyepiece, it appeared as a faint smudge that filled the eyepiece with a bright haze in the center.<br /><br />Good luck, but just don't expect a hubble-like image. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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cookie_thief

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If I'm not mistaken, I believe Sears had a line of Tasco telescopes at that time.
 
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wisefool

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Your scope seems better made than much of the similar sized scopes today. As previously mentioned, 60mm is 60mm, no matter how well made. That's only 10mm more aperture than a pair of 7x50 binoculars. The binoculars will give you a much brighter field of view, and much wider too. Since your telescope is a classic, by all means keep it. But I would at least recommend getting a pair of 7x50 binoculars to see the "other side" of what's up there.
 
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bbrock

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Your telescope is a beautiful piece of work. I'm a little confused about your specifications. You have a 60mm aperature telescope with 700mm focal length. You use a 2.5mm EP and a 2X barlow to look at the moon and planets. I bet the EP is 25mm and not 2.5mm. <br /><br />Bill
 
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huey_pilot

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Im not sure what it is then. Its stamped with 2.5mm but its a lot larger then the one stamped with 6mm. So I don't really know then, its bigger than 2.5mm I can guarantee that.
 
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huey_pilot

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BTW theres 2 lenses in the front of the telescope, do all refractors have this?
 
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