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Old 12-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #14
Garandman
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I'd suggest you look at "Spotting Scopes" instead.

They are lower power - typically 20-60 - but are a lot more suitable for looking at birds and landscape objects. You get great detail on the moon as well. Some are waterproof.

I have one with the 90 degree angle eyepiece, which also happens to be easier for kids to use.

20-45 power 60mm scopes start at less than $50. As you move up to the range of $200 to $300, you start to get 80mm scopes with better workmanship, coatings, etc.

I've bought most of items like this at Adorama.com. The one I have is similar to this:
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