Hello all. My Dad's birthday is coming up, and as he's always been fascinated by stars and space, the family have decided to get him a telescope for a spot of amateur astronomy.
It's something we know absolutely nothing about, so I was wondering if anybody on here might be able to help?
Any advice on telescopes would be fantastic. Not really sure on budget as we've honestly got no idea how much these things cost. I guess we'd be looking for a decent beginner's telescope, but certainly nothing too fancy (or expensive). More Deore or SLX than XT or XTR, if that makes sense.
Also, we'd be looking to get an 'Astronomy for beginners' type book to go alongside it. Any recommendations on that front would also be greatly appreciated.