Thank you so much everyone for your time with our questions it really is much appreciated! We have ordered this one for him to get him started off but I think he may well request another in a couple of years when he decides he'd like to see more. He's very keen to get a look at Jupiter, Venus and Saturn as well as looking at the craters of the moon so hopefully this will allow him to do that. Quick question AGAIN (sorry!) are there any other lenses etc we can pick up that are compatible with this particular telescope that may help? Sorry to be a pest!
Thanks D4N for the software info -I may well look into recording and editing with the diddy dude once he's got started. I'm going to have one excited little astronaut in training on xmas morning I think!
Thank you so much! I've not downloaded Stellarium but I think it's next on the agenda if it will help the little fella out. I'm also very glad he's not just limited to the moon, I think it was that limitation that was frustrating him mostly with his binoculars-especially after seeing Venus last Friday. That started him right off bless him! ?
Ok, so my lovely 9 year old son wrote his xmas list and at the top was...a decent beginner level telescope. I did a little homework since the boy has been using a nice set of Celestron binoculars until now, and decided to go for the Inspire mostly due to its phone mount that lets the phone see what the telescope sees for photographing. The question is...whilst I know we should get some pretty lovely views of the moon...does anyone have any idea if there's anything else we may spot? Or if I've even made the right choice for him! Thanks everyone!