Newtonian Reflector

Collimation~Newtonian reflector~Star test

Do you know the difference between the two? Many people do not. In short Astronomy is a science based on the observations of stars. And Astrology is seen as fortunetelling.

People like Linda Goodman did a lot to convince people that Astrology is indeed more than fortune telling. Her description of character are sometimes amazingly accurate. I mentioned in an earlier article that no astronomer will take Astrology seriously. However there was one.

Kepler the Analyst. Johannes Kepler was born in 1571 and seemed to have luck against him with a father that was unreliable and a mother that was very unpopular. She was accused of witchcraft but acquitted after three years. He eventually won a scholarship to the University at Tubingen. He wanted to become a Lutheran pastor but ended up teaching math and astronomy. Through what many believe as luck he made some weather predictions and put it on an almanac. When his predictions were fulfilled he gained a reputation as an astrologer. Later in his life he still earned money through his almanacs.

Was Kepler an astronomer or did he enjoy the money that came with his reputation? He believed in the theory that the Sun was the center of the Universe. It is difficult to say, but he involved him in the study of planetary motion and with a strong mathematical ability formulated laws ruling the planets motion. He also studied the motion of Mars in particular. While doing this he also continued his involvement with numerology and astrology. Kepler eventually proved the Copernican theory as an accurate description of the heavens and died in 1630.

Though he was involved with Astrology, Numerology and Astronomy, his work paved the way for modern Astronomy. I am not convinced that Kepler took astrology seriously and believe his accurate predictions of the weather rather came from his exceptional understand of nature. Any person studying the stars, especially in those days, had to have spent many hours outside. He was obviously a keen observer of things around him and selling his almanacs put him in a position to print the Rudolphine Tables, his masterpiece.

Leon is the creator of the spiritual Ozymandeus Challenge which has astronomy at its roots. You can read more on his site at : http://ozymandeus.com/landing.htm

Which telescope do you think would be best from these two?

These are the two I am looking at, it's all my budget allows so can't afford others. They look pretty similar but not sure which one is better value.

Thanks!

http://www.ozscopes.com.au/reflector-telescope-celestron-astromaster-114eq.html

or

http://www.ozscopes.com.au/newtonian-reflector-telescope-f1149eq.html

Neither for a beginner. Both are on what appear to be shaky equatorial mounts. You do understand that they will need to be polar aligned FIRST to be able to use them. Do you know how to polar align a telescope?




Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000 EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope
Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000 EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope

$159.99
2d 8h 42m remaining

Newtonian Reflector Telescope 900mm PowerSeeker 500X Magnification + Full Tripod
Newtonian Reflector Telescope 900mm PowerSeeker 500X Magnification + Full Tripod

$187.43
18d 19h 22m remaining

Carson RedPlanet 45 100x114mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope Red RP 300SP
Carson RedPlanet 45 100x114mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope Red RP 300SP

$40.00
6d 19h 16m remaining

Bresser NT130 130mm 51 Newtonian Reflecting Telescope Optical Tube Kit NT 130
Bresser NT130 130mm 51 Newtonian Reflecting Telescope Optical Tube Kit NT 130

$139.95
6d 18h remaining

SkyWatcher 12 Inch Quattro OTA only Newtonian Reflector TelescopeS11230 MINT
SkyWatcher 12 Inch Quattro OTA only Newtonian Reflector TelescopeS11230 MINT

$1,049.00
27d 19h 48m remaining

Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope Black 114mm Newtonian Reflector 31150
Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope Black 114mm Newtonian Reflector 31150

$183.39
26d 22h remaining

VINTAGE LARGE CELESTRON FIRSTSCOPE 114 45 NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR TELESCOPE
VINTAGE LARGE CELESTRON FIRSTSCOPE 114 45 NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR TELESCOPE

$65.00
1d 14h 3m remaining

Galileo FS 90DX F800 X 90mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope With Case Eyepiece ++
Galileo FS 90DX F800 X 90mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope With Case Eyepiece ++

$125.00
18d 14h 32m remaining

Meade Instruments 216005 Newtonian Reflector Telescope With Red Dot Viewfinder
Meade Instruments 216005 Newtonian Reflector Telescope With Red Dot Viewfinder

$169.98
1d 16h 37m remaining

Newtonian Reflector Telescope Celestron PowerSeeker Astronomical Astronomy 127eq
Newtonian Reflector Telescope Celestron PowerSeeker Astronomical Astronomy 127eq

$146.80
17d 11h 16m remaining

Celestron 31145 Newtonian Reflector 307x Telescope w 51 Inch Aperture 130mm
Celestron 31145 Newtonian Reflector 307x Telescope w 51 Inch Aperture 130mm

$449.95
28d 12h 32m remaining

SkyWatcher 12 Inch Quattro OTA only Newtonian Reflector Telescope S11230
SkyWatcher 12 Inch Quattro OTA only Newtonian Reflector Telescope S11230

$1,189.00
20d 4h 35m remaining



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