Re: Telescope esentials

Terry Lisansky (lisansky@UDel.Edu)
Sat, 12 Dec 1998 15:28:24 -0500 (EST)

Good for you.

Terry Lisansky					http://udel.edu/~lisansky
		Give me a fast ship........
			For I intend to go in harms way.


On Fri, 11 Dec 1998, Rupert E. Lubkemeier wrote:

> For my 12th birthday my Dad bought me a Tasco 60 mm / f11 refractor at A&S
> department store.
> 
> I am now 32.
> 
> For 20 years I have been observing with this telescope, galaxies, stars, planets,
> satellites and the girls next door!
> 
> With this scope I saw the black spots on Jupiter caused by comet fragments.
> 
> The beautiful rings of Saturn.
> 
> I can go on and on...
> 
> My Tasco is still in mint shape.
> 
> I would never call it a piece of junk and I would not replace it with any scope
> priced under $5000 !!!
> 
> When I win Lotto, I'll buy an Astro-Physics refractor telescope for about $10,000
> and I won't be embarrassed about mounting my Tasco on it as a guide scope.
> 
> -Rupert E. Lubkemeier, N2OTO  FN30cr
> -http://www.qsl.net/n2oto
> 
> Terry Lisansky wrote:
> 
> > Tasco makes junk, pure
> > and simple.  Good luck.......Terry
> >
> > On Wed, 9 Dec 1998, radar wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Folks,
> > >
> > > Just asking for an opinion.  I appologize if this message should not be
> > > posted here.  Any replies, please direct them back to my own email address.
> > >
> > > I am researching to purchase my first telescope.  I have decided on the
> > > side.  I am going to get a 90mm Refractor.  I have looked at what looks like
> > > to be the two leading manufacturers (Meade and Tasco).  Can anyone offer up
> > > any opinions as to which one to go with?  Any other comments to help me with
> > > my decision?
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Terry
> 
> 
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