I am a novice when it comes to astronomy, and was planning to buy my first telescope. I came accross one for a fair price of £60 (Great Britain Pound), but not sure if this is worth it, and what I may be able to see through it.
It is a 70/700 optus refractor telescope with the following specs:
*includes 2 eyepieces, equatorial mount and aluminium tripod
*Focal length: 700mm
*Lens diameter: 70mm
*Magnification: 35x - 175x
*Adjustable alminium tripod
*6 x 30 viewfinder
*High contrast images for terrestirial and astronomical observations
*Comfortable equatorial mount with flexible handles
*High performance air-achromatic lenses for bright images
*Includes astronomy software for your PC with real time star charts to help you plan your star gazing sessions.
These are what it actually says on the box, but we all know how much companies tend to give their customers a little 'fib' here and there.
Can anyone tell me whether it would be worth paying the price asked for, and what type of things I may end up seeing with it. Otherwise I plan on buying a Sabens 6" telescope from e-bay (also not sure if it is worth it), but the prices are around what I am prepared to pay for a taster telescope for a hobby that I havent got much knowledge on.
All your help is well appriciated.