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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 used to do a lot of astronomy in the mid '90s, heavily involved with the Jersey Astronomy Club. That's the original Jersey by the way, not the New one ;). I used naked eye, 10x50 binocs and my trusty 110mm TAL1 newtonian, all of which I still have. I also owned an early motorised ETX90 for a few years in the late '90s. Moving to a fully automated goto scope was a big concern for me but I was also looking forward to using more mainstrem optics.


By means of intro, that's me done for now. I'll make time this week to come back and write up the initial part of my journey as far as finally deciding on the Nexstar 6 SE as the 'scope to go for and parting with my hard earned :Envy:.


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