I have a homebrew telescope that I was given several years ago. I haven't really used it since I don't have any 1.25" eyepieces. It has a solid aluminium screw in type of focuser instead of a rack and pinion like most scopes I have seen.
I've been reading some of information on the telescope building sites and was wondering how useful this size telescope might be. With a ROUGH measurment the mirror is 4" and the FL about 18-19". This mirror should be about f4-5. There is some writing (in felt tip pen) on the back that say's 34" R.C. , 80% parabolic.
Please correct me if I'm wrong but from what I have read, wouldn't this be considered a wide field telescope?
What should I expect with this type of telescope? The mirror is not perfect but money is very tight right now so it will have to do.
I just want to know what I should consider before I spend any money on eyepieces. Also what eyepieces would be best to start with?
Any help is MUCH appreciated,