CHECK OUT SOME FREE APPS! Stars Planets Sky view free Star Safari Sky Map Phases of the Moon ($.99)
Theyre cheaper More portable TRY BINOCULARS FIRST
3 rd Wednesday of the month at the WB Planetarium, 7:30 p.m. Final two meetings before summer Wednesday, April 9 Wednesday, May 21 www.tristateastronomers.org Experience with many different scopes COME TO A TSA MEETING!
A few hundred dollars? A few thousand dollars? COSTS
Diameter of the main lens or mirror of a telescope APERTURE
High f ratio = better high magnification viewing Take focal length/aperture F-RATIO
Depends on what you want to see. High power gives smaller patch of sky Pleiades and Milky Way are better in low power High power may not be necessary for you SHOULD I GET THE BIGGEST AND HIGHEST F-RATIO I CAN AFFORD???
Department stores Advertising SUPER HIGH POWER STAY AWAY FROM TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
http://www.tristateast ronomers.org/parties.htm http://www.tristateast ronomers.org/parties.htm WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF TELESCOPES AND WHICH IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Color Filters Moon Filters Solar Filters http://www.telescopes. com/telescopes/howdi fferentfilterscanbettery ourviewarticle.cfm FILTERS
EYE PIECES The smaller the number the higher the magnification, smaller your field of view Focal length of telescope/focal length of eyepiece gives magnification Barlow lens doubles magnification http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipment/basi cs/Guide_to_Eyepieces.html http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipment/basi cs/Guide_to_Eyepieces.html
To help show others what youre looking at. More fun to observe with a friend. LASER POINTER