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Old 03-26-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Telescopes!

Last night, my son and I saw Jupiter and three of its moons through a telescope he got for Christmas. Now he really has the astronomy bug. Our current telescope is relatively inexpensive (about $40), wobbles and doesn't hold its position. It is very frustrating to use.

Anybody have suggestions or recommendations for a better telescope?
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Old 03-27-2004, 09:37 PM   #2
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nope but that is great you were able to see Jupiter.
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Old 03-27-2004, 09:47 PM   #3
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Re: Telescopes!

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Last night, my son and I saw Jupiter and three of its moons through a telescope he got for Christmas. Now he really has the astronomy bug. Our current telescope is relatively inexpensive (about $40), wobbles and doesn't hold its position. It is very frustrating to use.

Anybody have suggestions or recommendations for a better telescope?

In all seriousness you should be asking Abel....she's the astronomical genius in these parts...
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that's great that you and your son are getting into astronomy

actually, i may know a lot about astronomy, but i don't know that much about telescopes. i don't even own one lol. i do my astronomical observing using my own binoculars or looking thru telescopes that belong to other club members in the astronomy club i go to

i did find a telescope forum on astronomy.com that may be of some help to you.
http://www.astronomy.com/community/f...asp?FORUM_ID=9

or you can find out if there is a local astronomy club or planetarium in your city where they might be able to help you with tips and setting it up.

as astronomers say, keep looking up
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