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About KerryThomas81

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  1. Thank you all for your advice. I decided to go for the Dobsonian 200p. Took it out the other night for the first time, and was not disappointed
  2. Hi Jimmy How are you getting along? I myself am just starting out, have just purchased myself a Skywatcher Skyliner 200p Dobsonian. I am looking forward to it arriving in the next few days. I am very new to astronomy, and have emailed the Tottenhill astronomy group to arrange to pop along one evening to have a look and chat to people. Did you manage to get along to any of their nights? Kerry
  3. I emailed them just today actually, to see about popping along one evening to meet with people and find out a bit more on getting started. I hope to hear back this week sometime. Thanks Chris
  4. I have read of people filling the legs with fine grain sand to help stabilize the EQ mounts? I am just trying to gather as much information as possible before making my choice
  5. So, I have been looking online for the last few days on and off at different telescopes. It seems the 2 most popular ones for beginners are either the Reflector or Refractor telescopes. I would like to hear people's views on these, and the experiences they have had if you wouldn't mind sharing, just to shine some more light on the subject (excuse the pun) I have been looking at a Skywatcher EXPLORER -150p (EQ3-2) 150mm parabolic Newtonian reflector and a Startravel -120 f/5 (AZ-3) 4.75" refractor. Has anyone any experience with either of these telescopes? the brand and/or models? Look forward to hearing back from you.
  6. So, I have found myself on here as I am looking to take my newly found interest in Astronomy a bit further than just an interest. I wish to make this a hobby. I am currently researching telescopes, and have fried my brain with the variety available, and which is better, a reflector, a refractor etc... So, I am here to hopefully chat to people who can help me on my quest, and share their knowledge. How you started out, what your first telescope was? I am interested in viewing the moon, and planets and of course would like a telescope that will give me a nice crisp clear image,and that will enable me also to view stars, but for my first I do not want to spend over £250 ideally. So if anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful. I am based in King's Lynn, Norfolk so it would be lovely to get chatting to others from this area too. I look forward to hearing from anyone who wishes to share their knowledge.
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