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Old 08-17-2018, 12:04 PM
 
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I'm thinking about getting into astronomy, I read that I should start with a pair of binoculars. Which one should I buy? Budget is $50 or so.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:06 PM
 
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I'm thinking about getting into astronomy, I read that I should start with a pair of binoculars. Which one should I buy? Budget is $50 or so.
This article will help you decide which binoculars to buy. I don't know though if you can get binoculars suitable for astronomy for $50. I'm not saying that you can't, just that I don't know.

https://www.space.com/27404-binocula...ing-guide.html


The Celestron 71009 SkyMaster 15x70 Binocular is priced at around $90. See link below.

https://www.qvc.com/qvc.product.E244...244281-000-000
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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I wouldn't recommend binoculars for star viewing unless you can mount them on a fixed tripod. A nice 100X telescope on a tripod would be better. Not sure of the cost though.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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I'd focus on a wide viewing angle and large aperture with anti-reflection coated lenses.
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:46 PM
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Budget to small to get anything decent, even used.
You might want to increase it to $100

Here are some budget options:
https://www.popularmechanics.com/spa...or-stargazing/

https://opticsandlab.com/best-hobbyist-telescope/
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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This article will help you decide which binoculars to buy. I don't know though if you can get binoculars suitable for astronomy for $50. I'm not saying that you can't, just that I don't know.

https://www.space.com/27404-binocula...ing-guide.html


The Celestron 71009 SkyMaster 15x70 Binocular is priced at around $90. See link below.

https://www.qvc.com/qvc.product.E244...244281-000-000
B&H currently has the Skymaster 15x70 for $70. I wouldn’t go with any more magnification until OP learns the constellations.
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