I am a complete novice in this world and I would like a telescope where I could have enough power to view the moon's surface, I don't expect to see the flag or the hover sending signs to me, but perhaps enough to view cliffs, and other details from the surface of it and perhaps from other places.
I honestly don't even know what kind of telescope to purchase. I live in a capital city, so there is a lot of light around here. My apartment is high with a balcony, which is where I would place it and there is nothing in front of me from there.
- What kind of telescope would fit my needs?
- Are there reputable online stores that I could consult?
I have a $500 budget for this and honestly, I have no clue about specs or anything, I am a completely novice in this field.