My oldest daughter (8 yrs old) has expressed a interest in the planets & stars. This has also spiked an interest with my wife. Living out in the country, we have beautiful views of the night sky. We were discussing the possibility of purchasing a telescope for Christmas. Can anyone give us any pointers? We do not want to buy something cheap that might break, or gives terrible views, but do not want something that's going to break the bank...any suggestions on a descent starter set-up? Thanks for the help ! ! !