Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes

Recommendations for telescopes?

Does any serious professional astronomer/cosmologist have any recommendations for serious star gazing? I'm looking for a schmidt-cassegrain telescope which has very high capabilities. Price is no object really but I would like to know what any professionals think. I would also need some idea of the distance which it is capable of reaching.

Thanks en avance.

From your question, I suspect that you are a beginner and know relatively little about telescopes. I'd highly recommend that you do some more reading before you decide exactly what type of telescope to invest in -- a Schmidt-Cassegrain may not be the best choice for you. You are unlikely to find many professional astronomers or cosmologists familiar with the telescopes available to amateur astronomers, and would do better consulting experienced amateur astronomers.

Here are a few web pages with good information on beginner's telescopes:
http://www.gaherty.ca/tme/TME0702_Buying_a_Telescope.pdf
http://www.scopereviews.com/begin.html
http://observers.org/beginner/j.r.f.beginner.html

For more advanced information, read Phil Harrington's Star Ware, 4th edition (Wiley).

You'll get the greatest value for your money with a Newtonian reflector on a Dobsonian mount, such as these:
http://www.telescope.com/control/category/~category_id=dobsonians/~pcategory=telescopes/~VIEW_INDEX=0/~VIEW_SIZE=1000000
http://www.skywatchertelescope.net/swtinc/product.php?class1=1&class2=106

Buy from a store which specializes in telescopes and astronomy, either locally or online; don't buy from department stores, discount stores or eBay as mostly what they sell is junk. Find your local astronomy club and try out different telescopes at one of their star parties:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/organizations

I strongly recommend that beginners steer clear of astrophotography until they have learned their way around the sky. Astrophotography is by far the most expensive and difficult area of amateur astronomy.

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