Binoculars: Astro-physics 10.5x70;
Telescope: Explore Scientific 102mm F7 APO CF
Mount: Celestron VX; EP: ES 82 Degree 8.8,18,24Canon T3i
BYEOS, Pixinsight, Startools,Austakkert!2, Registax6
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Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
NexStar 50 Expert, Lunar 50 Expert; AL Outreach, Messier, and Sunspotters AwardsCommander Prius Class Shuttlecraft Zhang HengTeeter 13.1" f/4.5 Custom Dob, NexStar8 SE, Meade 80mm f/6 ED Apo, Meade 363 f/10 80 mm, Lunt LS60THa, PST dbl stk
Wife, kids, dog.Views with glasses: astigmatism and major floaters.Orion StarMax 90mm Mak-CassPorta II45mm 35° | 40mm 43° | 35mm 49° | 28mm 45° | 25mm 50° | 15mm 58° | 11mm 82° | 10mm 50° | Shorty Plus 2xVestil CPRO-800LP observing chairVarious binoculars in the "bang-for-buck" category
Quote:The most-important thing to give her? Your time.Take your telescope or binoculars every time you get together and head outdoors for a little observing session. Then you can get a sense of what she's interested in, and adjust accordingly.Books are good. The Basher science series might be a little advanced for a first-grader (or not, if she's an advanced reader), but the cartoony illustrations and kid-friendly writing style will attract interest.Buying her a piece of gear that her parents won't use with her and she can't use on her own is, I think, unnecessary unless it would excite her interest just to have it in her room. (But then, there's value in that as well.)
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Quote:I thoruoghly enjoyed the reviews on the ORION Funscope....BRAVO!! If it can see the objects listed in the review...then it must be awesome on the Moon, Jupiter & Saturn!!!
Quote:The most-important thing to give her? Your time.
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Quote:I do think there are modernized "Bedroom Planetariums" still available....
Quote: An inexpensive 2.4" refractor
Orange C8 with Dave Ek's DSCs, SkyWatcher 12" Collapsible Dob, iOptron MiniTower, iOptron SmartEQ Pro, AstroVideo System Advanced Cam MkIi, Samsung SDC-435, Philips CCTV f/1.6 12-240mm zoom lens with Cosmicar 2x extender, and more junk than I can list
8"GSO dob, EQ platform, a case full of EPs
Orion XT8 Pentax
It's a long night and tell me what else were you gonna do...
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe