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Date: 01/15/2002 04:50:57 am PDT
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.69.8)
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Hey, nice language. You don't need a telescope. You need a good counselor. How about not clogging this site up with incessant whining. JCD.
>The first time ever in the history of histories that I have seen someone say out loud, loud and fucking clear that telescopes are basically run by a bunch of businessmen making money out of the unprepared. Do you need to be prepared? What is this, a crash course in flying without a parachute?
>Unless you can afford it, and the time to maintain it, don't buy a telescope.
>The fact that the events themselves are 1 in 100 at any one point on the surface of the planet, pretty much makes me see that unless - as the last author has stated - you can afford a Takahashi or AP, you're in for a rough ride with support. I've never seen ANY scope come to what you SHOULD expect from this detracted industry. If hubble can't build enough interest in the fucked-up world we live and present it to us, you think the garbage being made is going to make a difference? It sure isn't making much of a stance on my interpretation of it.
>It's definitely a self learning curve and stuff you if you have problems (seen from the perspective of the manufacturer).
>I was tempted to move in astronomy, I'm getting grey hairs for starters, but right now, I don't have time for this "churn out the crap" for budding astronomers with less than 10,000 in their bank account to actually spend in one go.
>I know of one individual who is hooked on it - I understand this, so does everyone else, I know why you all do it too - but the subjective aspect to it is that it's kind of like being unable to pull away from the idea that you could "see so much more" if you "just shove this thing onto it", having paid several thousand on it just for the OTA.
>The whole thing is a bloody minefield.
>In 5 years, I'll definitely consider something like a Takahashi. I've looked through one directed at Saturn, and it's fair to say that it "changed me" in a way I can't describe. As ludicrous as it may sound.
>I didn't get that from ANY telescope I've encountered so far.
>This is the problem with atronomy. Unless you're incredibly rich, you are basically blind to it. Unless you are also incredibly patient and don't care about money, it'll also make you very small and poor.
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