I know telescopes allow you to see the moon and images of certain planets, but does it actually allow you to see in depth detail of star clusters etc.?
I would apprectiate experienced opinions please.
Stars are points of light. A telescope might let you see some color.
Detail can be seen on the Moon, nebulae, some galaxies. Open clusters become lots of dots. Globular clusters can become lots and lots of dots. Many stars become double and triple stars.
Venus shows a crescent. Mars shows polar caps and certain large features. Jupiter has bands, swirls, the GRS, and moons. Saturn has rings, some bands, and moons. Uranus shows a colored disk, as does Neptune. Pluto is a dot.
There may be heavenly views through a neighbor’s window. The Earth is generally close enough to touch.