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Eric Watkins

Ian, further to martin’s excellent advice.  Try visiting a local astronomical society on one of their open evenings.  My local society holds monthly meetings when society members bring along their telescopes to view whats on offer in the sky for members of the public.  If your lucky telescopes similar to what your considering may well be available to look through together with an experienced observer providing some initial instruction.