Hi all, I discovered the forum a few days ago and thought I should join as it seems like the ideal place to learn and get tips. I'm only just starting out, some friends clubbed together to buy me a Meade ETX80 as a birthday present a few months ago and I've been learning the basics. Unfortunately stargazing opportunities are limited in North London due to the light pollution, so I know I'm going to have to travel to find dark skies. If anyone is from London and knows of nearby places I'd love to hear about them. Looking forward to talking with everyone in the future and learning as much as possible.