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Telescope for 9 year old

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Telescope for 9 year old was created by ftodonoghue

Hi folks.

A friend if mine is looking for a telescope for his son who has got the bug. He is you 8 or 9. I was thinking of a 6" dob. Anyone have anything along those lines they want rid off. He has about 100 or so to spend.

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Trevor
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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Telescope for 9 year old

A work mate is selling this .

Might be worth an offer.
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Replied by flt158 on topic Telescope for 9 year old

Hello, Michael and Mr. O'Donoghue.

That 2nd hand telescope is not a refractor.
It is a reflector -which Mr. O'Donoghue is asking for.

If it is too tall for the 9 nine year old, I strongly recommend the Orion Starblast 4.5" reflector.
It is available through Amazon for €200. It can sit on a small garden table with a stool.
I have seen it in action.

Clear skies to everyone.

Aubrey.
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Replied by astroman145 on topic Telescope for 9 year old

Hi i have a celestron 70az if your interested. It comes with two eyepieces the tripod is not the original but works ok €50 if your interested thanks val
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Replied by ftodonoghue on topic Telescope for 9 year old

Thanks lads. He has found à 90mm eq refractor. Thanks anyway
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Replied by flt158 on topic Telescope for 9 year old

I trust your 9 year old will be giving full instructions as to how to use an equatorial mount with his new refractor, Mr. O'Donoghue.

Clear skies to all concerned.

Aubrey.
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Replied by ftodonoghue on topic Telescope for 9 year old

Of course...Roughly polar align. Open knobs. Turn scope until moon or bright object in view. Close knobs. Enjoy the view. Turn other knob to keep enjoying view...
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Replied by flt158 on topic Telescope for 9 year old

That is excellent advice to help anybody as to how to polar align any equatorial mounted telescope.
Your friend ought to have many happy years observing the heavens with his son, Trevor, without any frustration.

Aubrey.
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