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=== $300 - $400 – The moon, some planets === Using a small beginner telescope we can take images of the moon and start to pull out some detail on the larger planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and Mars. 6" or larger dobsonians can be picked up on craigslist or Ebay for even less than listed here - as a popular beginner scope there tend to be a lot of them floating around. You can find up to 10" of aperture for <$300 if you're lucky. As there's no tracking on this type of telescope you usually need to record a video as the planet drifts through the field of view. You can learn more about stacking planets on our wiki. Dobsonians >6" also make nice visual telescopes so it'll be good to pick up some eyepieces as well as your camera. * Telescope: Orion 4.5" dobsonian - $250 * Telescope :Orion 6" (slightly more expensive, but a much better option) - $270 * Camera: Orion Starshoot Solar system V imager - $80-$100 ''Optional: Save yourself $50-80 by making your own planetary camera! Check out this guide by Gary Honis to see how.'' * Camera: Modified Microsoft Lifecam Cinema HD - $20-30 from Ebay. * 1.25" nosepiece adapter: - Free if you disassemble the Barlow included with the scope. Potential images
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