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My First Telescope

attewella

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Many years ago I visited an open evening at a local club where I saw Saturn and Jupiter up close for the very first time. I was totally in awe and never forgot the images I saw that night.

Don't really know why it took me so long to get around to making a purchase but I guess I just didn't know what to get.....there's so much choice.

I knew that I wanted to take photo's of the Moon etc. and hopefully link it up to the computer.

Yesterday I visited the The International Astronomy Show at the Warwickshire Exhibition Show ground near Leamington Spa and frankly....there WAS so much choice.

After a few hours wandering around from store to store speaking to most of store holders and wandering around some more I finally took the plunge and purchased my first ever telescope the sky-watcher skymax 127.

Hopefully I made the right choice.


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Congrats - very nice purchase.

That's a cracking little planetary scope which you'll really enjoy. Saturn's due south around 11pm at the moment - but it's low in the atmosphere so you'll need a fairly clear night - avoid over magnifying it cos it'll get "grainy" - enjoy :)

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Congrats!

That a nice planetary scope..I also have a mak on my wishlist for planetary purposes..but that will take a while, till my funds allow it ;)

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Congrats - very nice purchase.

That's a cracking little planetary scope which you'll really enjoy. Saturn's due south around 11pm at the moment - but it's low in the atmosphere so you'll need a fairly clear night - avoid over magnifying it cos it'll get "grainy" - enjoy :)

Many thanks, Just received delivery on Wednesday, hoping to use it this evening (Sunday) as its meant to be quite clear - I'm hoping!

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Congrats!

That a nice planetary scope..I also have a mak on my wishlist for planetary purposes..but that will take a while, till my funds allow it ;)

Hi,

Many thanks for your comment, at least it sounds like you have experience and know what you want prior to purchasing a scope unlike myself. I must admit the go-to mount made the decision easier.

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