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u/texasintellectual · 1 pointr/space

First: Get a copy of this book: http://www.amazon.com/Light-Hearted-Astronomer-Ken-Fulton/dp/0913135011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1300769820&sr=8-1 and read it. It will really help you enjoy whatever telescope you get, a lot more. Most people are disappointed when they first try to use a telescope; this book will tell you what to expect and how to get the most out of it.

Second: Get an equatorial mount. It can make even a cheap telescope a lot more fun. (I bought a very cheap scope and then ordered a better mount for it.) A Dobsonian is fine, if you have electronic or clockwork motors. Otherwise, you'll be frustrated to learn that the sky "moves" in a way that is hard to track, by hand. An equatorial can take care of that problem.

Third: Try to find a local astronomy club. They'll have some cool scopes you can look through, and they'll know good places to go to observe.