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  1. Hello. My five year old keeps asking for a telescope. I believe we'd just be looking at the moon and planets at this point from home (small city in the US) and while car camping in the mountains of NC. The form factor of a small reflector telescope on a Dobsonian base is appealing to me. It seems like we would be able to easily take it camping (it would fit in the car with all of our other crap, err gear...) and it would be robust enough for my daughter to mess around with. Does that seem reasonable? If so, I have more questions. If not, what do you recommend instead? 1) If we're focusing on the moon and bright planets, would either the Orion 10033 FunScope ($67, Amazon) or the Celestron 21024 FirstScope ($33, Amazon) be sufficient? If so, which is the better choice? 2) If I order the FunScope or FirstScope, what extra eye pieces/lenses should I purchase? I don't mind investing in good eye pieces/lenses that we could use with an upgraded telescope or resell, if she loses interest. 3) I am willing to go up in price, if it is going to save us frustration, but I really like the idea of telescope that can really be hers...that I won't feel like I have to supervise her with it all the time that I can just let her use it. Should I be looking at something besides the FunScope and FirstScope? 4) Any book recommendations for little kids? Most I have seen have been geared towards older kids. Thank you. I'm at the I-don't-know-what-I don't-know stage and would love to have telescope for our next camping trip in 3 weeks--the choices are overwhelming.
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