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i've resisted the urge to buy a telescope many times in the last few years. i simply don't get out to dark sites enough to justify it. i got a decent one as my 21st present and it was criminally underused, so i ended up donating it to astronomy ireland a few years ago. it was probably four foot long and bastard to transport. made of industrial piping.
 

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i think the advice is usually given as a way of dipping your toe to confirm you have the bug, rather than going all out on an expensive purchase and realising you don't like standing in a field getting cold. our best skies here usually happen on cold still nights.
 

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i think the advice is usually given as a way of dipping your toe to confirm you have the bug, rather than going all out on an expensive purchase and realising you don't like standing in a field getting cold. our best skies here usually happen on cold still nights.
Ah it's grand, we can just go out the back door onto a balcony deck thing we have.

Binoculars are easier to manage, you're more likely to use them, and you can see a surprising amount with them.
what Binoculars shall I get so?
 

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7x50 or possibly 10x50 - the 7 is the magnification, the 50 is the diameter of the main lenses. i.e. they gather a decent amount of light, and don't magnify it too much (so they're brighter and easier to scan the sky with - the larger the magnification, the narrower the field of view, so it makes navigating the sky a little harder)

avoid zoom binoculars at all costs.
 

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