Originally Posted by rjsob58
I moved out to the country recently away from the city lights. I forgot how incredible the night sky can be when you can really see the stars. I'd like to get a telescope, but I've never had one or studied astronomy (except 50 odd years ago).
I'm looking for recommendations on a beginner's telescope, preferably under $300.
Thirty years ago I purchased a Fujinon Bino that will do up to 800x with incredible visibility. But it was $800 even then and you have to have a tripod because its heavy, but you can get a mount for a camera too and we never leave for vacation w/o it. Great for mountaintops and other sights two. The decent opticals just cost. pt