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Telescope for 9 year old

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8 months 2 weeks ago #106138 by ftodonoghue
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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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8 months 1 week ago #106139 by michael_murphy
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A work mate is selling this .

Might be worth an offer.

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8 months 1 week ago #106141 by flt158
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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.

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8 months 5 days ago #106152 by astroman145
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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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8 months 4 days ago #106155 by ftodonoghue
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Thanks lads. He has found à 90mm eq refractor. Thanks anyway

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8 months 3 days ago #106156 by flt158
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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.

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8 months 3 days ago #106157 by ftodonoghue
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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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8 months 3 days ago - 8 months 3 days ago #106158 by flt158
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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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