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Grierson

Another Newbie!

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Good evening from York. Total newcomer to this fascinating world having read 'Making Every Photon Count' and attended a short course. No telescope at the moment as I still can't decide between refractor and reflector but as Steve Richards suggests that the mount is the key bit of kit I have just had an EQ5 delivered from FLO for which I have a couple of questions which I will post on the appropriate board. Looking forward to meeting everyone. - John (aka Grierson) p.s. Sorry about the quality of the avatar! 

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Hi John, and welcome to SGL :)

The EQ5 is a good bit of kit, sturdy enough for a lot of 'scopes and light enough to be reasonably portable. Have you joined any of the local astro groups? I can thoroughly recommend it if you haven't already.

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Hi John and welcome to SGL - Glad that you found us and also that you have read the 'Imaging Bible' ...... Well done that man :D

Look forward to seeing you around :)

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Hi John welcome, don't worry about the avatar..that's a nice looking pooch.

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Thank you all for your kind welcome. I will hopefully join a group in due course but I'm currently not sure if there are any in this area BritAngler.

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25 minutes ago, Grierson said:

Thank you all for your kind welcome. I will hopefully join a group in due course but I'm currently not sure if there are any in this area BritAngler.

Hi and welcome from a fellow Yorkshire newbie.  This site is fantastic with so many experienced amateur astronomers and probably a few professional ones too. 

There is a club in Beverley but they're not meeting for a few months.  I've not been yet but sure it's great.  Pretty sure there'll be one nearer York.

 

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Hi John and welcome to the forum

Clear skies

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Hi John,

Welcome to the SGL.  I also have  the the EQ5, an nice bit of kit.

I'm still meaning to get a copy of "Making Every Photon Count", so you're ahead of me on that one!

John

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Greetings, John, and welcome aboard SGL - it's nice of you to join us!

Clear & dark skies,

Dave

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Welcome to SGL!

I'm a big fan of the EQ5. Its light, simple to use, well equipped (with polar scope and decent counterweights), takes a decent payload for the price and is easily upgradable.

Mine still sees use with a Mak placed on it!

Dan. :happy72:

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Has slow motion controls I think great for observing if you don't have motors.

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Hi John and welcome to SGL, what part of the York area do you live in ? York has a very active Astronomical Soc and some nice scopes you can borrow, once you have become established in the group. Enjoy the forum :)

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Again many thanks. This is clearly a very friendly forum and the welcome is greatly appreciated. John, I live in Haxby and I will look up the group, thanks.

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Welcome to SGL, John. Nothing wrong with your avatar either. Nice looking dog. :)

 

~Eric (aka Connacht)

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