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A Good Mid-range Telescope

Postby tastybrain » 26 Mar 2012, 14:19

I'm looking for a decent mid-range telescope (probably around 130mm aperture or better) for as good a deal as I can get, though I' willing to put out up to or around 10,000NT for one. Also, any advice from more experienced astro-gazers about viewing in Taiwan would be appreciated. Thanks. I live in Taoyuan county but I'm willing to travel/drive to get to a good shop or to see a scope if it's second-hand and in good condition. Thanks.
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Re: A Good Mid-range Telescope

Postby cranky laowai » 26 Mar 2012, 15:47

GSO has a pretty good reputation and is a made-in-Taiwan brand, so perhaps their telescopes are a good deal here. Here's one a bit above your stated price range: GSO DOBSONIAN-6" F8 (NT$13,000).

I have no experience with any telescopes here, as the Taipei area's combination of cloudiness, air pollution, and light pollution make me want to cry almost every time some particularly interesting astronomical event occurs.
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Re: A Good Mid-range Telescope

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Re: A Good Mid-range Telescope

Postby tastybrain » 27 Mar 2012, 00:51

Feiren wrote:http://www.comfort-optical.com.tw/




I can't seem to view the text on this website. Not sure why since I can view both traditional and simplified chinese characters. Menus are gobbledy-gook as are the text of any clicked on.
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Re: A Good Mid-range Telescope

Postby Brendon » 27 Mar 2012, 04:50

tastybrain wrote:
Feiren wrote:http://www.comfort-optical.com.tw/

I can't seem to view the text on this website. Not sure why since I can view both traditional and simplified chinese characters. Menus are gobbledy-gook as are the text of any clicked on.


It's in Big5 but doesn't have the right tags for the browser to figure that out. You can set it manually: Tools -> Encoding -> Chinese Traditional (Big5) in Chrome, or View -> Character Encoding -> Chinese Traditional (Big5) in Firefox.
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