Could you recommend a decent table top telescope?
Q. I'm interested in a decent table top telescope and the one that interests me is the Skywatcher Skymax-90. It says that it can do up to 250x Magnification. How clear would that be, would I be able to see say a planet (e.g. Saturn) clearly or a galaxy?
A. The Skymax would certainly be a decent low cost option for getting you into stargazing, and is indeed very portable but quite powerful due to the use of lenses and a pair of mirrors to increase the power. What you'll be able to see through it really comes down to your viewing conditions (location and light pollution levels, seeing conditions on the night in question.) For a nice detailed look at what you'd expect to see with varying sizes and qualities of scope we'd recommend having a look at the following two articles which both run along the same vein, the first giving extensive visual examples. These would be a good read to consider your own personal needs.