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Old 06-11-2018, 12:37 PM
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Dob is what you need, the others may actually turn you off the idea completely. There are tabletop dobs (Orion 100mm I use and bought for friends is fantastic out of the box). There are collapsible dobs too for portability but realistically YOU need to be interested and motivated. Just how often will you be bothered to assemble a scope and align it etc on a whim? a dob will capture more light allowing you a chance at fainter targets like galaxies and nebula your other options wont touch. plus its always ready to go and especially for kids easy to point anywhere in the sky and just explore for themselves.
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