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David Hardie

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  1. Hello everyone! Just joined today having got back into astronomy a month or two ago. 10 or more years ago I was quite keen and had an Orion reflector scope and really enjoyed looking at the moon and planets. Unfortunately it all had to go when the wife also went. LOL.

    However now things are OK again I visited FLO for new equipment. I'm only 7 short years off retirement so I thought I would buy decent kit so it would last well into old age!

    So I got a Celestron 8 inch SCT Edge HD and a Skywatcher Esprit Pro 100, along with various eyepieces from Vixen and Baader. The AVX mount does for both.

    Thing is now though I need to learn how to use it all. Using the Celestron I got good views of the moon but my attempts at planet observation were disappointing, couln't seem to focus well but maybe the sky was poor.

    My main objective is to learn the AVX mount to be able to set up properly and track objects, and to view the Andromeda Galaxy. Years ago with the Orion I saw the Orion Nebula which was a brilliant sight. Future plans are to photograph deep sky objects.

    Hoping to learn lots from fellow members. Maybe I even have some neighbours?

    Cheers. David

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