I saw some good moon shots by Wai, Roygoh and recently Digiamge that prompted me to start a new thread. Well, I'm definitely a newbie at it so I got some basic questions to ask:
1. I read the threads here that it is not easy to star gaze in Singapore due to the frequent cloudy skies and bright city lights. So is it worth to get a decent telescope in the first place? If I buy, I hope to see more than just the moon -- saturn perhaps? -- maybe even take an interest in basic astronomy! Because I know after the initial hype of taking moon shots, the telescope got to have its worth in other areas too.
2. Are there any reasonable telescopes to recommend that costs below S$1000? Ok here's another basic question. If those high quality lenses like Canon's giants 400mm f/2.8, 500mm f/4, etc cost so much >$5000, how come a telescope that can magnify so much more can cost less? Is there a difference in optics quality?
3. Ok granted that 1 above is true, ie it's hard to see the celestrial bodies in Singapore, do youthink it's more budget worthy if I take images of the moon using say a D30 + some tele lens and then do heavy cropping?
Thanks so much!!!