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New to Nexstar and computersied scopes I though sharing my experiences may help others

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Ups and downs. Early Days Frustration.

Before I carry on with my 6 SE experiences I just want to thank all of you for reading my ramblings and for your comments and PMs. It is very much appreciated. I finally have some "me" time to continue the story.   The first thing I did when I got my box of goodies home was to unpack everything. A cup of tea came next.   My initial impressions were of a solidly built bit of kit. Without going industrial strength the tripod is sturdy. It is light(ish), but setting it up with l




Decisions Decisions. Or, what to buy.

Well, you already know what I bought but it was a bit of a trek getting to the point where I made my final decision. All you have to do is have a quick read around SGL and you'll understand any telescope is a compromise. I'd not had much (if any) exposure to 'scopes other than my TAL-1 Newtonian. That is equatorially mounted with manual slow-mo controls. While it has 1.25" eyepieces, mainstream eyepeices tend not to focus with it - something to do with the small secondary so I think the primary





I've had a great time so far with my new Nexstar 6 SE. It hasn't been an entirely smooth journey and I see lots of posts in SGL about these and similar goto 'scopes and problems operating them. I'm no expert but I hope sharing my experiences here will encourage others to persist to the point where using their goto 'scope is a pleasure. I bought the 6 SE about a month / 5 weeks ago so have a bit of catching up to do blog-wise and I must do so before my memory fades!   As background, I u



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