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Zuben Elgenubi

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About Zuben Elgenubi

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  1. They don't seem to have put the 2015 dates on the website yet. According to the newsletter, the next meeting is on 17th January at Rodington. If you can, do come along. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.
  2. Hello John and welcome from a fellow Salopian - well, I still count Telford as being part of Shropshire even if that is no longer technically correct! If you haven't already, you should come and check out Shropshire Astronomical Society: http://www.shropshire-astro.com/main/home-page/about-us Regular meetings are held at Rodington but other events are held around the county, including a couple of visits to Severn Valley Country Park. Edit - Haha, just saw your post in your other thread! Yes, you should definitely join SAS
  3. Hello Les, welcome to SGL. Congratulations on your new telescope, I hope the weather co-operates for you soon!
  4. It sounds like the telescope is not in focus. Have you turned the focuser wheel from fully in to fully out while looking through the eyepiece? If you do this, not too quickly, you should be able to find focus - make sure the scope is pointing at something to focus on (not the sun though!). Once focused on your tree in the eyepiece, you then adjust the finder scope to line up with the object in view in the main scope. Hope this helps.
  5. Hi xanthiax and welcome to SGL You have a great 'scope, there will be plenty more wow moments to come! If you haven't already, download Stellarium - it's free: http://www.stellarium.org/en_GB/
  6. Welcome to SGL Brian As has already been said, you'll always find someone around here able to answer your questions!
  7. Hi blueangel, welcome to SGL
  8. Glad you are enjoying your new 'scope Lovely first light report, thanks for posting!
  9. Hi Matt and welcome to SGL As jaydeeuk1 says, learning your way around the night sky can be a very satisfying experience. That's not to say that GOTO doesn't have its place and it is the right option for some people. A certain amount of knowledge of the stars is required for GOTO. The database of 4000+ objects sounds appealing, but you may find that some are beyond the capabilities of a 5-inch 'scope. The Skyliner 200P was my first telescope and I have not regretted my choice. As you are aware, you do have to nudge a manual Dobsonian to keep objects in view. This soon becomes second nature and isn't really troublesome, just a feature of this type of telescope. Could you visit your local astronomical society? If so, you may be able to have a 'hands on' look at some different 'scopes. If the size of the 200P is not an issue then I think an 8-inch 'scope and a copy of Turn Left at Orion would keep you happy for a long time.
  10. Welcome to SGL Have a look at this: http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/43171-eyepieces-the-very-least-you-need/
  11. Hi and welcome back I'm sure you will love your new telescope, even if your bank account doesn't!
  12. Congratulations! I've been following your setting up thread on and off, great to see you are now achieving real results. I was told that the 1100D works well at 1600 ISO, although mine is modified. Keep at it, your images will only improve with practice and more experience
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