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  1. Hi There! Just thought I would share that I am now the owner of one Skywatcher Explorer 130P SynScan AZ GOTO, for my first telescope! just put all the bits together last night hee hee eventually managed and now it is standing in my spare room waiting to be used, just have to work out what to do with it now ..... hoping to go to the Newcastle Astronomical Society meeting on Thursday so hopefully a kind soul may help me on my first outing some time as I will hopefully be joining the observing group Any hoo just thought I would share as I am very excited to have purchased a telescope finally, currently just walking around it and staring at it thinking what the hell do I do now peace out Lana
  2. You should join the Newcastle Astronomical Society if you haven't already! I've heard that it is a great group. I am going to go along to my first meeting on April 21st if they let me join up lol hoping to learn a lot of them! Lana
  3. Hi Heather! I'm a fellow geordie and newbie, welcome to SGL
  4. Hi, I am a newbie and I am looking for my 1st telescope. I am keeping my eyes peeled for a second hand one but I do not know which one to go for! I got some great advice on here to go for the Skywatcher Explorer 150P but I don't know if a GOTO mount would be helpful to help me find and track things in the sky! As my budget is around £160-200 I am looking at these 2. What do you guys think I should go for? They are both exactly the same price new on FLO and I just wondered what people think of the Skywatcher 130P SynScan AZ GOTO as a beginner telescope. Would it be better for me to get the better telecope or better mount? I have limited knowledge of the sky, Thanks!
  5. Lana


    Welcome to SGL
  6. Lana


    Hi Chris! Warm welcome from Newcastle!
  7. Welcome to SGL Heather! :-)
  8. mmmm custard creams.........
  9. Welcome! This forum is so helpful and friendly I'm sure you will get lots of help!
  10. Hiya! Welcome Imp! loved the story
  11. I am new to astronomy but only live about an hour away so looking forward to going to the observatory some time soon, sounds great!
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