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Specifications for a First Telescope

18 May 2016, 13:36 UTC
Specifications for a First Telescope
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Question: I have a question which is while building my first telescope what should be the f ratio of the objective lens and which type of eyepiece should i prefer? The 1.25 inch 25 mm or .965 inch for lesser focal length.here i should mention that i want a good field of view and my target is to observe planets very clearly. — Devang
Answer: Let me point you to Sky and Telescope’s Telescope Buying Guide for a nice overview of the considerations one should keep in mind when buying their first telescope.
Jeff Mangum

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