A quick guide for beginners as to what equipment they should buy.
It is essential that someone new to the hobby pays a visit to their local Astronomy Club and talks to the members.
One can do this by attending one of the monthly indoors meetings and one of the outdoor star parties before making that purchase.
A Brief List of Night Sky Objects to View
Visiting Asteroid Oumaumau from another solar system during October 2017 (pdf view – no animation)
Visiting Asteroid Oumaumau from another solar system during October 2017 (pptx download – with animation using presentation mode)
AST 111x Unofficial Course Syllabus
This guy has a pretty good blog of that hike, although he (they) did the hike in the reverse direction
From Carney Springs to Lost Dutchman State Park