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Old 19-01-2018, 12:42 PM
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Sorry, but I tend to dissagree with all. My suggestion would be buy nothing. FIRST, join a club. Get to know the people and see if they run basic astronomy courses. Go to their dark sky viewing nights and get your daughter to look through all the scopes on display. Get there early (abide by the rule of NO car lights) and watch how easy/hard each is to set up. Then you can see if your daughter's interest remains before you spend/waste your money.
I'm not sure that a 4-year old will understand the need to join a club (does she know what clubs are for?), likely with very few other kids her age, do some course, travel, abide by rules, compare scopes etc, in order to

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Old 19-01-2018, 04:07 PM
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...And so with 15 different replies ranging from 80mm refractors to guide scopes to don't bother and "join a club", the OP was never seen again.

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