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What is best choice?

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What is best choice?

Postby fpappas on Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:27 am

I have two sons (13 and 11) that I am interested in getting a telescope. I have narrowed it down o three (Meade ETX-70AT, Bushnell 675x5, and the bushnell 617x3 with goto) what would be the best choice for quality (first) and novice users (second). Thanks!!!

Postby on Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:47 pm


The Meade ETX 70AT should be a first choice if quality is your main concern. It is, however, much smaller than the Bushnell 675x5 (2.8 inches vs 5 inches) The Bushnell will show you fainter objects and is a steal at the listed price.
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