What is the best type of telescope?
So I’ve been reading about and watching astronomy videos and am really interested in purchasing a telescope. I’ve been trying to read up on them but I just cannot decide which one to get. I would love to see deep field space, planets, and stars. As far as I know refractors and reflector scopes are the two most popular type. This will just be personal/recreational use and was looking to spend no more than 1000 dollars on one. Are there any astronomy buffs/stargazers here that can recommend which type of scope would best suit my purpose, any personal experience with either of the two? Are there any other types of scopes I should be interested in?
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