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Elsterap

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  1. You legend. I've an idea where Malborough Downs are and yeah will probably take a look (especially as its closer to me than Stonehenge lol) Just doing a bit of research and it recommends i go up at 3am tonight?! Would midnight be ok?
  2. Have thought about popping down to Stonehenge to see the April Lyrids tonight with the girlfriend. Is it worth a look? Will i see much without bins or a telescope?
  3. Wow that picture of Saturn is amazing! You definetly have me wanting to see that now! And i cant believe you can do it wth a £30 telescope! Is there any chance you could tell me what dealer you used so i can use the same one? And did you use any certain book or any website or magazine when you started out? Thankyou for your help!
  4. Those binoculars look very good. Does me getting binoculars mean i will not see nebulae? And can anyone recommend any binoculars books or will 'Turn left At Pluto' and 'Guide to the Northern Constellation' suffice?
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    Hello, its good to be here Im 18 from England and think looking at stars is cooler than my new mini chilller fridge which always has far to much beer in it. Awoho! x
  6. Mainly cause i think it looks cool so i dont think i'll be the worlds best astronomer, but if i got to see a nebulae or two and some craters on the moon through my telescope, i'd be well chuffed so i dont need to take pictures or anything. After reading reviews of books, "Turn Left at Orion" looks good for what i want to do as i doubt i'll ever want to progress further than spotting a few nubulae. The book asks for a 50-70mm or 2-3" aperture on your telescope. Heres the book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0521781906/ref=sib_rdr_dp/202-0633411-4818225 Firstly, how does a book get you to look at what you want? Does it tell you some degrees and you set your telescope to that? I assume a telescope would come with the suitable stuff to do that with? And i really don't know how to buy a telescope. If a 50-70mm aperture is all i need then can i just buy it off ebay? I could spend up to £70 on a telescope, but for someone whose not ever looking to press on further than the basics, i don't want to spend more than i need. Very appreciative for any help! x
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