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Which is the better scope. x-mas gift?

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Which is the better scope. x-mas gift?

Postby Missy on Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:34 am


I am looking to purchase one of the following for someone who has had experience using a telescope before. The price range of these telescopes is what I am willing to spend.

These are the ones I have done research on.

Bushnell 675x5" Reflector Telescope
Celestron Firstscope 76EQ
Meade 114-EQ-AST

Please advise me as to which is the better quality. Thank you.


Postby on Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:43 pm


The Meade and the Bushnell are both larger telescopes, so an experienced user would appreciate the extra size. For only slightly more, I would suggest the Meade 114EQ-A, ... 04055.html, or the Tasco Galaxee 1000x114, ... axsee.html, as both have sturdier mounts.
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