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majapala

Hello from the newest newbie!

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Hello everyone. I've used forums before but this is my first 'serious' astronomy effort. Today I took possession of my first serious telescope-a skymax 127 Mak altaz goto. I'm still buzzing from my first real life (worthwhile) view of Jupiter, among other things, earlier this evening, a successful alignment operation, and discovery of the anxieties of 'dewing' on my shiny new toy - which led me here seeking information and solutions, which was abundantly available here, so here I am! I'm sure I'll be picking your brains with gusto in the coming weeks/months/years.

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Hi and welcome to the SGL.

Congrats on the new scope, they're a great piece of kit. Dew shields are a cats best friend. Glad to read you got a view of big Jupe it's a fantastic sight through a scope ain't it? :)

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Welcome to SGL.

An excellent scope. You should have a lot of fun with it. Dew on the corrector lens is a nuisance and it really helps to have a dew shield, either bought or home-made (cut down camping mat is a favourite). Dew on the rest of the scope really isn't that much of a problem :)

James

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Morning all, thanks for your warm welcomes. Last night when I was asleep I came up with the idea of using a mouse mat for a dew shield! I'll be keeping my eye out for a redundant one at work today!

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Hi Majapala,

and welcome - the viewing can only get better! Best of luck with the new scope and ask away on those questions.

BR - Jake

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Hello and welcome from me too. Making your own dew shield is fun ! :)

Good luck with it.

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Hi and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new scope and on being able to view Jupiter and hope you are able to get out out soon to perform more observations.

Clear skies and enjoy the forum

James

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