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Posted 23rd Nov 2019

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Looks great if you can get it in stock. None near me sadly
OOS
Probaby ok for a child. But the quality of both may cause them to lose interest
The link didn't work for me.
Maybe this will

ryman.co.uk/nat…set

No, that doesn't work either, I think hotdeals redirect isn't working correctly
Edited by: "jasee" 23rd Nov 2019
Georgedeals23/11/2019 08:54

OOS



Not everywhere, in stock near me Maidstone BUT I can't order from anywhere even if it says in stock
Edited by: "jasee" 23rd Nov 2019
I was looking for Christmas present, for my little one, almost 7 years old, wanted exactly microscope or telescope... but don't have a clue about them? Any suggestions?
amarone8223/11/2019 09:15

I was looking for Christmas present, for my little one, almost 7 years …I was looking for Christmas present, for my little one, almost 7 years old, wanted exactly microscope or telescope... but don't have a clue about them? Any suggestions?


This telescope is going to be a disappointment to any child. I don't know about the microscope. Patrick Moore used to inveigh against these cheap, small aperture scopes, and recommend a pair of binoculars instead. Easier to use and you can actually see more.
amarone8223/11/2019 09:15

I was looking for Christmas present, for my little one, almost 7 years …I was looking for Christmas present, for my little one, almost 7 years old, wanted exactly microscope or telescope... but don't have a clue about them? Any suggestions?



I think this set would be disappointing. Looking up is easier (for him/her) Besides a nice magnifying glass (always useful) I would suggest a set of binoculars for looking at the night sky. Be sure to train them never to look at the sun of course. You should pay about £20+ for a decent set. Not a childs set. Look for 20x30 for instance. The first is the magnification the seond is the size of the lens (basically how bright the image is, the bigger the brighter) But the bigger lens means heavier to hold. Higher magification means more difficult to hold steady. He/she should be able to look at the moon and some stars should be coloured and the orion nebula should look interesting. He/she could look at birds etc My two cents
Edited by: "jasee" 23rd Nov 2019
The_Name_With_No_Man23/11/2019 09:32

This telescope is going to be a disappointment to any child. I don't know …This telescope is going to be a disappointment to any child. I don't know about the microscope. Patrick Moore used to inveigh against these cheap, small aperture scopes, and recommend a pair of binoculars instead. Easier to use and you can actually see more.


Well I wanted to invest to something that could be used not just for one day obviously. Something that is good made and quality
The_Name_With_No_Man23/11/2019 09:32

This telescope is going to be a disappointment to any child. I don't know …This telescope is going to be a disappointment to any child. I don't know about the microscope. Patrick Moore used to inveigh against these cheap, small aperture scopes, and recommend a pair of binoculars instead. Easier to use and you can actually see more.



Great minds..
amarone8223/11/2019 09:47

Well I wanted to invest to something that could be used not just for one …Well I wanted to invest to something that could be used not just for one day obviously. Something that is good made and quality


It is not so much the quality of the build as the size of the aperture. The laws of physics dictate that a small aperture (diameter of the main objective lens or mirror) cannot resolve an image at high magnifications. It will be fuzzy, and also dim. Small apertures are only usable at low magnification, though the ads always promise more than is practical.
amarone8223/11/2019 09:47

Well I wanted to invest to something that could be used not just for one …Well I wanted to invest to something that could be used not just for one day obviously. Something that is good made and quality



With binoculars, choose a brand that also manufacturers lenses or cameras for instance Olympus or Pentax, You could possibly get a so so telescope for this price but it won't be as sharp as a decent pair of binoculars and much more difficult to hold steady,
Edited by: "jasee" 23rd Nov 2019
jasee23/11/2019 10:11

With binoculars, choose a brand that also manufacturers lenses or cameras …With binoculars, choose a brand that also manufacturers lenses or cameras for instance Olympus or Pentax, You could possibly get a so so telescope for this price but it won't be as sharp as a decent pair of binoculars and much more difficult to hold steady,


Well I could go up to , let's say £100 if is something decent
amarone8223/11/2019 10:48

Well I could go up to , let's say £100 if is something decent


The rule for telescopes used to be a minimum of 3 inches for an achromat (lens) or 6 inches for a mirror, but nowadays slightly smaller ones are pretty good. If you live in a city, light pollution is likely to ruin stargazing anyway.

Looking on Amazon, there are a lot of telescopes with 70mm objective lenses under £100, even under £25, but the reviews often say they are badly made rubbish. There may be a black Friday bargain worth trying. I hate to recommend any specific item as I don't want to be responsible for disappointment.
Edited by: "The_Name_With_No_Man" 23rd Nov 2019
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