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Family Christmas Gift

Postby Carol on Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:13 pm

I've done some reading on this site and here is what I think I want:

* computerized
* manual - not motorized
* with mount and hopefully tri-pod (those are different, right?)
* Good for day or night use in a small city (not many sky lights)

The users will be a family with kids 5-11. I want to spend about $150.

Is there are recommendation with these parameters or do I need to adjust parameters or price?



Postby Jne_K on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:33 am


Yes, that puts you into a "push to" or manual computerized telescope. The computer tells you where to move the scope, but you move it yourself, no motors. Try the Bushnell Sky Tour Rferactor 70 for a scope that can be used day or night
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