The question was closed as off-topic because it really belonged on Astronomy.SE. Ordinarily it would have been migrated there, together with all its comments and answers. At the time this question was asked Astronomy had not yet gone live, though. It opened in early October 2013, about two months after this question. By that time the question was too old to migrate, and it would already have been a duplicate there anyhow, so it has sat here. Space Exploration was also so young at the time that moderators hadn't yet been appointed, so this question also has the unique characteristic of having apparently been closed by two moderators, not just one. If this question was a coin, it would be highly collectible. :)
Several questions of this type exist on Astronomy.SE:
Telescope buying guide for a beginner in India
Should I focus more on Aperture or Focal Length for a telescope?
Best telescope for the viewing of Nebulae, Stars and Planets
Here is the stated scope there:
Astronomy Stack Exchange is a Question and Answer site about astronomy
and astronomy related topics; the study of objects and matter outside
the Earth's atmosphere and of their physical and chemical properties
The purpose of this site is to provide expert level answers to
Setting up, using and maintaining your astronomy related equipment
Astronomical observations, for all celestial objects across the entire spectral range.
Astrophysics and Cosmology
Planetary Science and Celestial mechanics
Data returned by space missions such as probes, rovers and satellites
What type of equipment will allow you to see a certain entity
Though there was a comment that cited the product recommendation issue, it doesn't seem to me that it applied - the question asked about the type of telescope to buy. The one answer that exists gives a bit of commentary on that, and much more information could have been offered about relevant telescope characteristics without any mention of brands or models.