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Help with adult's telescope

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Help with adult's telescope

Postby overwhelmed on Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:48 am

I want to purchase a telescope for my husband for xmas, but really need help. I'm definitely on information overload. After MUCH searching, I finally made a decision and placed an order for the Meade 2080 only to be notified it was out of stock. I can spend up to $350. I have been looking at refractors as it would be difficult to have a reflector adjusted. I want a computerized version that is easy to use. I could also purchase a cheaper scope and then purchase an additional lens. I'm really confused and have to make a decision soon. Help! Thank you.
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Re: Help with adult's telescope

Postby Jne_K on Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:34 pm

You can still get the version without the red dot finder, Meade 20087 or go with the Celestron version, the Nexstar 2080 which is only a bit more than your $350 max
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