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DeckerZ

Hello From Belfast

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Hi everyone,

I am really new to astronomy. My brother-in-law introduced me to it two weeks ago and I have been smitten. Coincidentally a work colleague gave me a telescope one of her family gave her, which she didn't have the interest in using. It's a Mead 4504. I noticed a few screws missing from the motors casing and a crack on one of the motor housing, but I had it out tonight and couldn't believe how clear in which I could see the moon. When we tried to find Jupiter it was a little stary looking, but I could still see three of it's moons. I have no lenses with it except the one that was on it when I was given it. I don't really know much at all about telescopes, but I joined the forum to do just that. To find out about astronomy, the equipment necessary to enjoy the heavens and perhaps in the future start to photograph things.

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Hello Decker from the other end of the island. Ask away! Someone will help out. Good luck

Barry

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Hello Deckerz, You will get all the info and help you need on this site it is full of very knowledgeable and friendly people. Also have a good read of the posts by fellow members. And if you would like something to read and look at on cloudy nights to help you find your way around the night sky look into buying the book TURN LEFT AT ORION. Highly recommended 

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Hi and a warm welcome to SGL. If you want to learn to navigate around the night sky download freeware called Stellarium - it's excellent.

Happy Stargazing.

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Hi and welcome to the lounge

Good Luck and Clear Sky's

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Welcome. Awesome free telescope!

cheers

Chris

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hi, welcome to the forum. This is a great place to share and gain valuable information on the many aspects of stargazing. I would be nowhere with my imaging without it. 

Best of luck

Alan

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Welcome to SGL - Glad that you found us and that you are enjoying your scope - That's what it's all about :grin:

Look forward to seeing you around :smiley:

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Hey guys, thanks for all your warm welcomes. I hope I can find the info I need, although I don't know what I need yet, but I will enjoy browsing in the mean time. Thumbs up.

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Hi, DeckerZ, and welcome to SGL! Congratulations on the new scope - especially as it is a freebie! If you haven't done already, I can recommend downloading the free planetarium software 'Stellarium' which is used by a lot of people on here to not only help locate objects in the night sky, but also plan for a viewing session. The programme is fully customisable as to location (light pollution etc) and even for individual telescopes  -giving you an idea of what you will see through the eyepiece. Downloadable here: http://stellarium.org/

Hope that helps,

Martin

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