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Name: eileen
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Date: 1993 - 1999


Question:
I am probably getting a telescope for xmas and am pretty much a complete newbie at this kind of stuff. I've done a little research and am thinking about purchasing a mede model 229. I have a budget of about $200 and would like to get as good of a telescope as possible for that amount if anybody has any info about that model or any other general info that would be helpful it would be greatly appreciated. merci beaucoup et bon noel :)


Replies:
Eileen, call the Adler planetarium. Not only could they give you good advice, for that kind of money you could grind your own mirror and construct a really great telescope.

Samuel P Bowen



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