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    Hi guys new to the forum, from the West Midlands in the UK. Was never one for astronomy until my boy who's 4 watched a youtube video when he was 2 about the planets and became hooked on anything about space. He had a kids telescope brought him a couple of xmas's ago but could barley see much. So this year his Nan & Grandad decided to get him a Sky-Watcher skyliner 200p. So far we've looked at the moon and wow it blew our minds. Interested in add on to go on the telescope and also adding some sort of camera as he hasn't mastered the one eye piece. Looking forward to the forum.
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    Hello and welcome to the forums wozza.
    There are different electronic eyepieces that will put the image onto a laptop if that what you are looking for.
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    Default Re: Newbie From UK

    Hi Gabby, yeh thats the route im looking at going down. Think the little man would be happy seeing them on a laptop until he can master closing one eye and keeping the other eye open
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    You can try using an eyepatch so he does not have to close his eye, a cheaper solution
    I have not used one of the electronic eyepieces so cannot recommend one over another.
    You can try doing a search for EEA (elec eyepiece astronomy)
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    Default Re: Newbie From UK

    lol, to be fair i think im using him a little as a excuse to buy more bits and pieces for it

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    cheers, to be fair i think im using him as a little bit of a excuse to buy other things for it lol. Is there any other lenses you'd get for it.
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    Default Re: Newbie From UK

    Welcome Wozza!

    I understand you, that's the father's hobby, ha, ha.
    The easiest way is to take pics through the telescope is holding the smart phone camera (or similar) behind the eyepiece.
    Try it first on the terrestrial, and then on the Moon, it works great.

    The eye patch, as put by Gabby, is the way to go.

    Enjoy the hobby with your son,

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    Hi Wozza, and welcome here to the Forum!

    The eye patch is the idea I was going to offer, as well.

    Good luck and clear skies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozza0109 View Post
    cheers, to be fair i think im using him as a little bit of a excuse to buy other things for it lol. Is there any other lenses you'd get for it.
    You can read this for some tips on picking different focal length eyepieces: Article: What Astronomy Eyepieces should I get for my Telescope?
    If you have any other questions about eyepieces or accessories just ask
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    Welcome to the forums Wozza, and this hobby will grab you, that's for sure. johnnyb
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