Children's Telescope

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Children's Telescope

Postby eduk » Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:15 pm

Apologies for this, no doubt, very common question.

I'm looking to buy a telescope for my son. He's 9. I know nothing about astronomy and less about telescopes and, realistically, who knows if my son will be dragged away from Roblox long enough to actually enjoy using a telescope. Having said that it is a hobby I'm keen to encourage and he asked.

I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to offer me real world shopping advice for a first time telescope. Ideally I'm looking for something under £100 or close to bearing in mind I'm not that confident it will see a great deal of use. Happy to waste some amount of money to find out but nothing excessive.

I know at this price point there is a lot of cheap junk on Amazon and, for me, it's simply impossible to sort through all the lens types, tripod types, apertures, manufacturers, prices, fake reviews (everywhere), and dial down to anything I have confidence in. I guess it's an assumption on my part that a half decent telescope can be bought for under a £100.

Thank you for your time

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