Dear 100 Hour Board,
I'm an amateur astronomer. What is the best telescope I can buy that's high quality but won't break the bank (say, a couple hundred dollars-ish?) Thanks!
Their top pick was the Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope, currently $700 at Best Buy. They review the reasons why they selected this telescope in depth in their article.
Their budget pick was the Astronomers Without Borders OneSky Reflector Telescope, which sets you back $200. A manual telescope, it lacks many of the automatic features included in the top pick model, but "offers quality optics and design touches that far exceed its price."
Happy gaze-into-the-bottomless-abyss time!