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Hi everyone. My wife; with a little guidance from a few friendly people here, purchased me a lovely new and very big skyliner 200p.

Was very cloudy last night however the moon was popping in and out. I managed to get a little glimpse at it through a 10mm lense. OH MY GOD!! There are no other words to describe what I saw. .

I have turn left at orion which I will start reading today. N I have to align it still. And maybe collimate it (one of the spider legs holding the secondary mirror was disconnected. But the moon looked ok so I might not have to.

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This was with my phone camera down the eye piece!

Hi, welcome to SGL The moon is a great place to start. When that's out of the way the orion nebula will look good in a 200. And then there's Jupiter - so tempting!

Hi xanthiax and welcome to S G L

A very nice gift indeed, you will have a great time observing, stay with

the Moon for a while, get some practice focusing and nudging.

Good Luck and Clear Sky's

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Welcome to SGL and your journey around the universe and you have a great scope! like your picture of the moon too I bet your chuffed with that.

Indeed I am. I got about 20 but I thought that might be a bit spammy.

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I feel like a kid, I want it to be dark so I can go out and play! Hehe.

If I get any better ones tonight I will post them.

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Hi Xanthiax and welcome to SGL, very nice scope is a 200mm, good clear skies and you will be able to hunt down the many targets of interest outlined in TL@O. Nice camera phone picture of our close neighbour by the way, however tune yourself in on Jupiter, on a good night you should be able to make out several bands and the GRS, if it is in view at the time of your observation, enjoy :icon_santa:

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Guys. Bit of a fail. I live in bham UK. It's a very clear light but I can't find anything other than the moon.. any ideas? The app I have says Mars is down and ain't coming up. Moon is out so Uranus is out. Venus and Jupiter ain't there. Any ideas on what I can look at today? I have some books I will start reading tomorrow, I just need a quick fix

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Hi xanthiax,

I've got the 200p as well. As well as the moon I had some great views of Jupiter and it's moons last night (doesn't rise until about 8PM) and a wow moment when I found (stumbled upon!!) M42 in Orion.

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Hi xanthiax,

I've got the 200p as well. As well as the moon I had some great views of Jupiter and it's moons last night (doesn't rise until about 8PM) and a wow moment when I found (stumbled upon!!) M42 in Orion.

Hi Belfieldi,

Yeah I found Jupiter in the end. Was hiding behind a building til about 11pm. Got to see the colour bands and all 4 moons! Was happy. Had a few friends round and it was very cold so didn't get to look at it for very long.

A quick question though. Is there anyway I can make it bigger? I'm using the 10mm lense that came with the scope. I'd expect it to be small just not quite that small. Would a Barlow lense help? What are they for?

I understand I should probably start a new thread but thought I'd chance it [emoji6].

Oh n new moon picture

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