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  1. OK. Thanks Scooot. Will stick with the laser then. [emoji106] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks guys. Finder scope now aligned with main 'scope. Amazed at how easy that was! FANTASTIC moon views tonight despite the collimation issues. Will try collimating in daylight tomorrow. One more quick question - I bought the laser type, not the Cheshire. Everything I read suggests the Cheshire is better/easier. Should I get a Cheshire too? Thanks. TSG Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Hi everyone. Have now got my Skywatcher Skyliner 200p, but have problems with collimation & aligning the finder scope, despite reading all the various instructions I can find. I know they're straightforward tasks but as a complete beginner (& very much a "non-Techy" type!) I'm still struggling. I'm therefore hoping to get some hands-on assistance from the shop I bought it from (Tring Astronomy) as they said they'd gladly do this. My question is this:- once they've collimated the 'scope, is the 45 minute car journey back home likely to knock the collimation out again? What is it exactly that throws the collimation out? Moving the 'scope around? Temperature changes? Other things?? Obviously hoping that this will be a one-off trip & that, having been shown what to do by an expert, I'll be able to do it myself thereafter. Sorry for the (probably daft) questions.Thanks. TSG Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks Ronin. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I'm so glad I found SGL!! I can see that thanking everyone individually for their kind help & advice could be a full-time job, so hope a general THANKS TO YOU ALL will suffice. So good to know that so much help & guidance is so close at hand. Much appreciated. Tony G [emoji106][emoji437][emoji3] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. And thanks for the pdf too!! [emoji106][emoji437] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Ah, OK daiwelly, thanks. I already have TL@O & a Planisphere, but not been able to get to grips with them yet as I'm currently only using 10 x 50 bins. Very much looking forward to getting the 'scope up & running & doing a bit of star-hopping! Will definitely get the Cheshire today & a Telrad in due course. Thanks for the advice - much appreciated. Tony G Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Hi Jim. Thanks for the welcome & the prompt reply. OK, that sounds reasonable. I'm sure the EP's provided will be more than adequate for the time being. Can I just quickly ask your opinion on my choice of 'scope? I've read as much as I can & I know it's had excellent reviews. Basically, I'm not a "Techy" person & didn't fancy a GOTO as a 1st 'scope & the SS sounds very straightforward. I'll take your advice on the collimation aid though. Thanks for your help & guidance. I can already see that SGL is going to be invaluable to me! All the best & clear skies [emoji4][emoji437] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Hi all, I'm hoping to buy my first telescope later today (a Skymaster Skyliner 200P) but as a total beginner I'm unsure about what accessories I might need to get optimum use from the 'scope. I've read various reviews that mention filters, additional eyepieces (Barlows?), upgrading the finder scope, Telrad (?) etc but I haven't a clue if these are really necessary &, more to the point, if they are necessary, which one(s) to buy? Hope someone out there can advise. Any help much appreciated. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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