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Lady Hillary BS: beginner telescope - any advice? (18) RE: BS: beginner telescope - any advice? 24 Jan 04

EBarnacle here.

I have found that quality of viewing is more dependent on the tripod than on the scope. If you can get the image to hold still, you can see a lot more than if you are paying attention to being very careful not to step too heavily. 30x or 40x is minimally adequate if you have a good stable base. It's not great for find viewing but will get you started. One of the wonderful experiences I had with my son was showing him Saturn for the first time.

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