Topic: Which telescope to buy

Anne /

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Oh, the classic question! I have an astronomy degree, but don't own a telescope. Bad astronomer! I live in a heavily populated area, so I don't have dark skies. But, I still want to get my hands on a telescope and observe in my backyard with my kids. My thoughts are to get something big, to get as much light gathering power as possible since I am most likely to use this in my backyard, rather than carting it around to darker locations. So portability is less of a concern. I'm liking the Celestron 9.25 schmidt caassegrain, for its size, plus computer guidance, woohoo! But maybe a simple Dobsonian would be better for the hands on aspect and the price. What are you opinions?

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