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Daf Vinci

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  1. This is a great spot for anyone in the area?

    51 51' 10" N 3 50' 30" W

    Very little light pollution and amazing skies at night. There is a big car park and lots of big flat spots on the hills and mountain especially in the old quarry on the mountain.

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  2. Hi everyone,

    Just thought I would introduce myself and have a good look around the forum to help with getting started with astronomy.

    I live right on the borders of swansea & Carmarthenshire in South Wales right on the black mountains and love being out in the pitch black gazing upwards. So we have decided to take the plunge and buy a telescope setup and emerge ourselves in the hobby.

    We are aiming to get a Skywatcher Explorer 200p with the EQ-5 mount to start and then when funds allow will buy the synsync GOTO system to add to it. Mostly we will be observing from our back garden which is fairly dark as we are on the bottom of the mountain, but will also be doing long nights up the mountain where it is pitch black and the skies are incredible. When we have enough experience awe would also like to try astro photography but not for a while.

    Anyway, I won't bore you anymore.


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