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    Re: Telescope for a 9 year old?
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2016 Jul 23, 08:03 -0500
    I would suggest you buy yourself a telescope and set it up and use it from time to time. I have star walk set up to give me notifications.  That way you can set it up and for the 9 nanoseconds the kids are interested they can participate. If they are captured by the sky and show responsibility they can set it up any time they wish. The other day I was hoping to see the space station go over head but the lightening storm got in the way. 

    If you would like to get you kid a scope get a hand held collapsible (pirate) scope. They will won't to look at each other backwards through the scope or look at a frog at the edge of the yard or a bird up in a tree. 

    Tom Sult, MD
    Author: JUST BE WELL

    On Jul 23, 2016, at 02:08, Steve E. Bryant <NoReply_Bryant@fer3.com> wrote:

    Dear NavListers,

    I have a 9 year old grandson for whom I would like to purchase a telescope. 

    With my limited childhood experience, I seem to prefer the refractors over reflectors when I was his age.  

    My parents bought me one that was just right for me.  I can't describe it much more than to say It was on a tripod about my height; I enjoyed looking at the moon with it and things at a distance during the day time (I'm not sure that I would have been able to see the rings of Saturn with it not knowing where to look) and it was a refraction telescope.  I'm pretty sure they did not pay a lot for it but I did enjoy it for a long time. 

    What would be a good one to buy today that would hold a young man's attention?

    Best regards,

    Steve E. Bryant


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