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PROS & CONS OF MEADE 600 AZ-T 60MM TABLETOP TELESCOPE ?

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PROS & CONS OF MEADE 600 AZ-T 60MM TABLETOP TELESCOPE ?

Postby DADDYO on Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:49 pm

...I HAVE TO PURCHASE A " CHRISTMAS GRAB BAG GIFT " IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 50. FOR A MAN WHO LIVES IN A SMALL APARTMENT & HAS NEVER OWNED A TELESCOPE ( ALTHOUGH HE HAS EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN OBTAINING A BEGINNER TELESCOPE WHICH IS EASY TO USE & ASSEMBLE ). I AM CONSIDERING PURCHASING SUBJECT TABLE TOP TELESCOPE ( PRODUCT CODE ME-TS-04062 ) FOR HIM & WAS WONDERING WHAT THE PROS & CONS OF THIS TELESCOPE ARE ? IS IT A GOOD BEGINNER TELESCOPE ?? IS IT EASY TO USE & ASSEMBLE ??? IS IT SUITABLE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS LIMITED STOREAGE SPACE ??? IF NOT; ARE THERE BETTER BEGINNER TELESCOPES IN THIS PRICE RANGE ???
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:48 am

Hi

The Meade 600 AZ-T is designed to do exactly what you have in mind. It is small, can be set up in mere seconds, and will show the rings of Saturn, craters on the moon by night and wildlife by day. You won't do much better for the money.

The Meade 600AZ-T will not be as comfortable to use as a telescope on a full size mount, but, yes, it will be enough to start your friend in astronomy.
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