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  1. Hi all Well, that was a long couple of months, I'm just getting my telescope out now for the first time. I just put it out to acclimatise while the Mrs goes and does the nags, and when she gets back and we get number 1 child to bed, I'll go out and have a look about. Only on my drive though most of the fields are still ankle to top of welly deep in mud. However the field next to us is not too bad, so I MIGHT venture out there as there is more sky to look out at without being in the middle of trees. Off to google how to set up and adjust it, I've forgot already lol
  2. Woohooo, it's Christmas and I officially have my telescope
  3. Hiya Is that just near the airport?
  4. Awesome, will have to get you over in the new year then, we live on a farm with some good hills and nearly 360 degree views, just hope you are not scared of horses
  5. So, I have watched a few video's on adjusting the viewfinder and took the scope out to the field next door and aimed it at a mile marker 450m away in another field. I found it quite hard, I know it's a budget scope and the finder is possibly the cheapest part, it is not stable by any stretch of the imagination and wbbles all over the place. I got it quite close(ish) which was near when looking at the moon this evening to test it, before it goes away until Christmas, but am guessing it will make it hard to find further away items when I get to start using it. Any ideas? Can you replace the view finder and braket for a more robust version? VID_20191202_152309.mp4
  6. Ah, thank you all so much for the warm welcome
  7. Hi there I have always been memorised by the sky, I don't know the constellations or where certain stars are, but have always been completely fascinated and in awe when I look up and when coming back from the oub on a clear night, used to wake her indoors up and drag her up the fields with some beers, the dogs and camping chairs to stare at the sky for a while. I have always told myself I wanted a couple of telescopes, one for looking at planets and one for deep space and I won't buy one until I can afford to spend about £1k on one as it would last me for years, but now I find myself at 40 and with two kids under 17 months old I realise that if that hasn't happened yet, I probably have another 20 years to wait before it does. So when I saw a second hand, telescope for sale I spoke to the mrs and picked up a National Geographic premium telescope 76/700 locally for £25 and that would be my Christmas present from her. So at least, now when I come home from the pub and the sky is clear, I can leave her alone to sleep and go an check the stars out on my own, at least after Christmas that is, when Santa drops it off at my house. So, it's nice to meet you, hope to speak soon Cheers Dan
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