Amateur astronomy: Telescopes and accessories

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Building 37, #37-252/272
70 VASSAR ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

So you want to buy a telescope.

Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need to spend big bucks for a personal telescope.  Depending on what you want to do with it, your

entire setup could cost you less than $300 and provide you with many years of enjoyment.

In this session, we’ll focus on equipment for beginner and intermediate users.  We’ll go over the pros and cons of different telescope designs.

Finally, we’ll discuss uses including basic skywatching, solar observing, and even astrophotography.

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MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

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