Hey guys, first timer here in need of a few answers.
First off i'm 17, I absolutely love space, the stars, plants, galaxies, nebulae, everything just fasinates me. I'll be moving into the working world soon, and after I buy a laptop a telescope is next on my list. I have never had one but Would be thrilled to own one. My problem which I present to you is what should I look for?
What I am looking to get out of it is to be able to see the moon, other planets, stars, nebulae, and anything else possible. Also, me being a novice, it would be handy if it auto-located the stars, planets, etc.. I am also looking to be able to take pictures from the telescope, and I have no clue how to go about doing so. So if you could offer tips or direct me to a specific telescope I would appreciate it.
It doesn't have to be over-the-top but I want to be satisfied with what it can offer. I foresee a budget of $300 ~ $2,000 limit. Again, thanks for any help you can offer!