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Postby Greg S on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:46 pm

I was looking at getting a stellarscope, its looks easy to use and small enought to fit ins ones pocket. I found one good review on this forum and two very bad reviews on some others. Would like to hear from anyone on there views . thanks
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Postby Jne_K on Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:51 am

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Not a product we carry, but as an astronomer, I can tell you that these gadgets are not worth the money. Get a good star map or begginer's book and learn your constellations that way. With so many good books for beginners on the market, it's a shame to waste your money on a gadget. A visit to your local book store is a better option.
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Postby Steve on Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:15 pm

My 4 year old son is obsessed with stars and constellations. Through books and "Homestar" projector, the kid knows by proper pronounciation, and can recognize and even dray about 90% of the constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. (at least count, he can recognize 50)

My interest in this device is so my son can see the southern constellations! I wanted to get a disk for him 'homestar' but I can't the southern disk anywhere.

My point is, if you cannot see the southern constellations and are not going south of the equator to view them, is this a viable option? My son really wants to see all of Puppis, Eriandis, and wants to see the Crux and Centaurus! He can see them in books, but maybe this might be cooler for him.
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Postby Jne_K on Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:37 pm

Hi

Can't tell you much about that product, but I can tell you the same as above - a trip to a good bookstore for a beginner's book on constellations or any good star atlas will show you the southern constellations. Not that hard to find. Don't pin all your hopes on one product. Also plenty of online websites with great pics and so on. Try http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/ ... tions.html
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