A question from a total beginner

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Questions thread
the jimmy
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Re: A question from a total beginner
In reply to byawk, Jan 11, 2013

Hi, I think it's great you want to do this for your brother, I remember being so interested in astronomy at his age too. Honestly for that price range, a quality scope for viewing needs to be purchased carefully. I wouldn't try to add in the optin of astrophotography too soon. Although it's at the high end of your budget, the Edmond Scientic Astroscan has been a good first scope for viewing for many years.

Take a look at it HERE . This is a hobby that takes patients and time in getting to know the night sky, this scope ( I believe) would be a good start.

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