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Sheen

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I'm a mom based in UK, hoping to introduce my teenage son to stargazing as a hobby. Can I have recommendations on what minimum telescope/apparatus should I buy him to get going. It'll all be a first time buy so I don't want to spend a fortune. Thinking of starting with somewhere around a £100. Any thoughts/comments/feedback/reviews will be very helpful.

Best wishes!

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Hi and welcome. If you could maybe double the amount around £200. There are a few good starter scopes with manaul equatorial mounts. Like a skywatcher 102 with eq1 mount. Or maybe a dob. 

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Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL. At the top of the screen you will see an ad for FLO. They have a very good beginners telescope section which will give you a better idea of what’s available.

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Welcome from a fellow novice. I'd say don't discount the second hand market. I've just got £400 worth of equipment half price. A chap just lost interest. 

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