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NightSky_Wanderer

Howdy from Norfolk

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Hi Everyone,

So i thought i would introduce myself. My name is Adam and I'm 25. I live just outside of Norwich, far enough away to get a pretty good view of the night sky.

I have always had an interest in the night sky and started out with a cheap telescope i got one Christmas although it was not very good. Any way some 10 years i was lucky enough to get a Skywatcher Skymax 127 with Syncscan for Christmas. I also have a powertank, 10 and 25 mm eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens a moon filter and solar filter. Oh and a red Led torch.

Anyway if you guys have any advice on observing the stars or recommendations on equipment that would be great.

Many thanks and Happy New Year.

Adam

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Hi Adam welcome to S G L

Looks like you have plenty of kit to get started, just get

used to what you have, when the time comes you will

know what other upgrades you need.  Enjoy!

Good Luck and Clear Sky's

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Hi Adam and welcome to SGL - Glad that you found us and hope that you enjoy your time here.

Look forward to seeing you around :)

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Hello and welcome to the forum :)

Clear skies !

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Hi Adam and welcome to SGL, nice scope you have acquired, for additional information on its observational use and other ancillary equipment, you would need to direct your questions into the relevant sections of the forum , where you are more likely to get a better response, than here in the welcome section. Enjoy your new scope :)

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Hi Adam,your'e a lucky man,i used to live in a little village called great ellingham near attleborough.very dark skies there as there were no street lights.Beautiful part of the country.

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Hi Adam and welcome to the forum.

The general rule when recommending a scope when the budget is unknown and where the specific type of desired observing (planets, galaxies or nebulae) hasn't been specified, is to recommend a dobsonian reflecting scope. The dobsonian part of the label just refers to the type of mount that the newtonian reflector is affixed to. They represent per aperture (size of mirror) the best value scope and the current U.K's best selling scope is Skywatcher's Skyliner 200P  (the 200 part = 8" mirror) and for good reason as it is at this aperture that you are able to collect enough light (....more light means more detail) to resolve some structural detail on the brightest of Deep Sky Objects (DSO's) such as galaxies and nebulea. Planets and the moon being brighter don't need a lot of aperture to capture their light but again a large mirror will help when it comes to magnification, as this will stretch the scope's collected light making the final image slightly darker. It's all swings and roundabouts and a bit more detail will be required from you in order for us to help you further over on the beginners' section as John has advised above.

Clear skies and hope you enjoy your stay here.

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Hi Adam, I live in Norwich too! I have the 200p Dobsonian… I've been out with some binoculars recently but once I get a new car (Saturday) I'm heading out to Kelling Heath to get a good couple of hours in!

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