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telescopes for beginners?

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meglet Fri 14-Nov-14 14:52:29

(also posted in Xmas but I bet there's some astronomy experts on here!)

I would like to get 8yo DS a telescope for Xmas, can only really afford around the £70/£80 mark. We have a Jessops in town and that's it.

Where do I start, what knobs and twiddly bits does it need? Can they all see the rings on Saturn on a good night?


cakepopbakeshop Tue 18-Nov-14 22:22:48

meglet did you get any replies elsewhere on mumsnet? i just googled as I have the exact same question except for I have a 5 yo - he def wants a telescope and not binoculars. Would be so grateful if you PM me if you have any joy! We live in sticks but could order via Amazon.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 18-Nov-14 22:33:02

I'll come back tomorrow smile my knowledge on it may be outdated though.

nappyaddict Mon 01-Dec-14 14:59:03

I am looking at this one

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