My boys are keen on a telescope for Xmas, so I was hoping some members here may be able to make some recommendations.
Budget is budget, preferably around $300, no higher than $400.
Primary purpose is star gazing, but could be useful for terrestrial use (so kinda keen on a model that doesn’t invert the image etc, also just to keep it more logical for young kids - 7 and 10).
Would be useful if it came with a tripod a well.
Also, are there any recommendations as to which are good retailers and which to avoid? I recall some posts on GZ regarding an online store that had some “delivery issues”.