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Old 08-04-2008, 12:11 AM
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Location: Wamboin NSW
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Hi there Spikeface and welcome to the group.

3 grand can buy a lot of decent scope so my advice would be to have a good read here, there a lot of good advice to be had.

Your second step is get along to your local Astronomical Society/Club and go along to their observing nights, that way you can see various scopes in action and talk to there owners about the pro's and con's of various models.

Also do lot's of research it will pay off in the long run. If it takes a few months to find what you want so be it but you will have a scope that your happy with and want to use and not something that will be a dust collector within 12 months. You might find that you also have some extra money saved for some extra astro goodies.

It is a wonderful hobby that grows into a passion within a short time.

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