Hello all, this is my first post and I am a complete novice when it comes to astronomy, so please bear with me. I need some advice and hope you can help I am going to buy my OH a telescope for Christmas. This will be their first telescope but, unlike me, OH is not a complete novice and has a keen interest in astronomy (has a background in Physics (PhD) but not astrosphysics), but has not done any telescope work for many decades. My concern is that if I buy too basic a telescope this would lead to wanting a more advanced model before too long, so I am prepared to pay more for a model that will do the job for several years and will meet the needs of a user who has mastered the basics. This is where I get stuck as I am finding it difficult to differentiate between all the different types and models and manufacturers. As a complete beginner in this area I have tried to do some research and have read several reviews. The model I get needs to be portable, it will be mainly used for solar system viewing (I think!). I expect some photos will be taken but this is not a major requirement of the telescope. The user has some manual dexterity limitations so lots of little switches, dials, screws etc. would not be suitable. Bearing all this in mind I decided on the Celestron NexStar 6SE. The GOTO would make it easier to use I thought. Anyway, reviews seem good overall. I was going to get the Celestron Eyepiece and Filter kit to go with it. Would this do the job do you think? And is this model going to meet the needs of a more experienced astronomer a few years down the line? All opinions welcomed and much appreciated. Cheers!