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What Size Dob Best For Family Use: 6", 8", 10"?

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Posted by Chuck Greene on February 27, 2002 22:42:11 UTC

I've recently gotten interested in astronomy and am learning the sky with my 8x40 binoculars and a relative's 60mm refractor. I'd like to get a bigger telescope, specifically a dobsonian reflector, probably an 8" or 10".

For those of you with dobs and small children, in your experience how big a dob can a small child comfortably use? How about your wife?

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