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Mizuko

Greetings from Mizuko

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Hello folks!

Joined the forum today, after few days of checking out different types of telescopes for a starter. Got already a warm welcome at the getting started section.

My number one option at the moment is the Skywatcher Skyliner 150p (Classic 6" f/8 parabolic) Dobsonian. Would like to get my hands on it asap, but still getting know the options available.

So I am from Finland, the land of cold nights and preparing to get some serious layering in clothing also before starting this new hobby... :)

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Welcome to SGL - Glad that you found us!!

It's cold enough here in Spain at the moment, I dread to think how cold you have it!!

Look forward to seeing you around :smiley:

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Welcome to SGL Mizuko.

A 6" F/8 is what I built for myself when I was 17, and it is a very nice type of instrument. Excellent on planets and DSOs. Your choice of Dob should provide hours of observing fun.

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Hi, Mizuko, and welcome to SGL! The 150P is a very competent  telescope which, in my opinion, is often overlooked.  It is easy to transport, small enough to carry and yet large enough to see many of the deep sky objects - especially from a dark site. I used mine for visual for quite some time, and now mount it on a CG5 for astrophotography.

Martin

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Welcome to SGL mate :)

Im happy with cold nights as long as they are clear nights.  Starting to forget what a clear night looks like here in England lol.

From what i have read you cant go far wrong with the 150p and they are certainly cheap enough for a good first scope.

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Thanks everyone! It's getting colder and colder here, so that means clear skies! Maybe I could soon order a telescope and see how long can a person stay still in -20C or less :D

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Hi and welcome to the forum. Interestingly enough I have just recommended this scope to another new member because of its cost aperture and quick set up times. However, if I am being truly honest, I think the 200P would offer better value for money along with reducing the desire to upgrade (...called aperture fever! :grin: ) which can quickly take over after a few nights of using your new scope - I know as I am a sufferer of this very condition.  :grin:  :grin:  :grin: It also holds a better resale value should you wish to sell it later on as this scope will be on most beginners' wish list.

Clear skies

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We've already exchanged postings, but welcome anyhow :)

James

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Hi and welcome to the lounge

Enjoy!

Good Luck and Clear Sky's

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A warm welcome to SGL

I have the Skywatcher 150p F5 Newtonian  which i am very happy with i have seen some amazing sights and had some great wow moments.

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Thanks guys! And nice to hear wookie! I am also very interested at the 150PDS at the moment... :)

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Hello and welcome!

You should get some great views with that 150P. I've started with a 130P and really have been impressed with it, although upgrade time soon (that happens...).

Have fun.

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Welcome Mizuko, hope you enjoy your stay!

Nice choice of scope, btw... I'm sure you'll love it!

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