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les 58

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  1. HI and welcome to SGL from another newbee
  2. Just signed up . Being new any help is welcome so why not !
  3. Wow, thanks for all the welcome messages and words of encouragement. I have just set up and balanced my scope then got my first look at the late afternoon moon using 25mm eyepiece and x2 barlow and moon filter and i am amazed at the detail through such modest equipment. now to check for early evening planets or anything else i can find for my first evening of observation. cheers all
  4. Hi , my name is Les and for a while now i have been increasingly interested and even fascinated with all that is around this rock we call home. After pondering the question of telescopes for a beginner such as me ( 56 year old man with to many questions about the world) i finally decided to take the plunge. I have now purchased a used Skywatcher 150p on an EQ3-2 mount along with various extras which include some good beginners books , sky chart and planisphere. There is also a phillips ccd camera so maybe i will be able to start some simple imaging in time ??. With a little time and help from our great british weather i hope to start observing soon now , so brace yourselves for questions folks . I do intend to visit the local astronomy club with the view to joining but i have noticed there web site is very out of date and lacking recent posts so i will let you know how i get on . Just to let you know i live in a city ( wolverhampton ) where i know i will experience some degree of light pollution but i have a caravan in rural wales which may be better from spring to autumn . Between the two sites is one of the best spots in the country , the Long Mynd which i believe has milky way classification so time permitting i could be spoiled for choice. Ps , thanks for all the info i have already gained from this web site folks .
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