Hi, Need your advice again! I promised my son a telescope. He's 8 years old. Meade is selling a 70mm refractor (ngc 70) for about $60. I don't want to spend alot but dont want to buy junk. Any opinions about the scope would be greatly appreciated. Thanx
itz, I recently posted this on another forum in response to a member wondering what type of equipment to buy for a son interested in Astronomy. Reading this thread brought to mind that perhaps the post would merit attention here as well.
"When teaching children whether it is fishing or astronomy the learning curve is steep enough that they should not have to struggle with inferior equipment as well. Using decent equipment (it does not have to be the best) reduces frustration and will lend itself to a more satisfying experience which in turn can lead to a life long pursuit. Why people buy junk for their kids is beyond me. You are on the right track cjamescook. Good luck, Dan"