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I have been known not to use a finder nor even a mount ! Sit on a stool, telescope ( 6" f8 Newt ) across knees with its end on the ground ( helps if you make that the mirror end) and sweep side-to-side as you move up or down till you find it. Works a treat :) Dobs ? high tech, who needs 'em. But I promise my next scope will be Go-To, life has suddenly become too short and clouds too frequent to mess about any more :angel4:

Nice write-up on Stellarium tho' :thumbsup:

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So you've bought a big scope, more than likely been taken in by the Dob brigade (we are pretty persuasive ;-) ) and after a couple of sessions in the garden looking at Jupiter, Orion, and the moon you

We've been astronomying for over a year now used stellarium and had no idea you could do such things with it. Fantastic advice. Thank you.

Hey thanks, the oculars setting was pretty confusing on the older verison of Stellarium I had as it was very hit and miss what it saved, it caused no end of confusion and grief!! The night mode is muc

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