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colmamur

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Hi all, Just bought telescope, and by god it took some time to sort out focus etc etc. But last night got a clear view of our beautiful moon, all I can say is amazing!

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Warm welcome to the friendliest astro forum around. Congrats on new scope. Let us know what you've got and ask anything. There's a wealth of experience and expertise here. The only thing we can't help with is clear skies!

Happy Christmas and plenty of clear skies in 2016

Jason

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Welcome to SGL and the wonderful world of clouds oops telescopes

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Happy Xmas and welcome!  The moon is great especially less full than it is right now, that shadow (terminator) as it shifts across during the phases is just stunning.  Remember that the details seen during the waxing phases are not identical to the waning details ! :)  

Enjoy 

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Hi and welcome to SGL - Glad that you joined and hope that you enjoy your time here.

Look forward to seeing you around :)

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Wishing you more clear skies and a happy Xmas too.

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Hi Colmamur

Welcome to SGL and congrats on your first views of the moon. If you think it looks good when it's full, wait until you look at it when it's a half moon or crescent. The lower angle of the Sun on its surface casts deep shadows across craters and mountains and it can look absolutely stunning. One of my favourite activities is gazing down the "terminator" - the dividing line between night and day on the moon - which can show some really interesting details.

Enjoy it.

Paul

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Hello and welcome to the forum :)

Clear skies !

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Welcome to SGL, one of the most helpful forums i have ever joined. 

Hope you enjoy your scope.

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Hi - no matter how big or small your scope is it will give you a lot of joy and help to make your wallet that wee bit lighter. Happy hunting

Andy

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