# Stargazing Any telescope experts?

1. Jun 30, 2004

### nautica

Any telescope experts???

My son is interested in Astronomy (I may have a little interest also). Anyway, I am going to buy him a telescope, but have not clue where to start.
He has a cheap one now that is completely worthless, expect mayby to look at sun bathers. So I would like to buy him something he can use.

As far as money $500 to$750. I do not neccessarily need one with electronics or gadgets on it, just a powerful Newtonian, telescope. I assume they are reflection telescopes and would like one with good resolution. Most importantly one that is simple to use. He is ten years old and I do not want to frustrate him.

Any ideas for getting the most out of my money.

Thank
Nautica

2. Jul 1, 2004

9. Aug 4, 2004

### ArmoSkater87

Nautica, your son a great kid for wanting to get involved in astronomy. Reminds of my myself when I just started liking astronomy around the age of 11. Im 17 now and still like it, I hope to become an astronomer some day. So if he likes it, keep him in that direction, its a great field.

10. Aug 5, 2004