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Limey21

Hello from Essex in England!

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Hey all, just thought i would show my self after weeks of lurking and reading lots of usefull info, i'm very new to the hobby and having got a 76/700 for free i really enjoyed the moon through the scope and went on to buy a Sky-watcher flextube 250px a few weeks after , i'm really looking forward to many years of space watching with this new scope and i'll continue to lurk on the forum now and then =)

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Welcome to the SGL.
I'll bet the jump in image size and quality was amazing!
If you have dark skies, great, if not get that scope too a darker site and be prepared?

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No need to lurk, now you've said hello. Come on in and enjoy yourself. ?

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Hi and welcome to SGL - This is a great place to be to settle down and enjoy the ride.

Look forward to seeing you around :)

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Thanks all, i have not had the scope out yet, been waiting for a Astrozap Lightshroud and the Premium cheshire from flo, oh and turn left at orion, collmination is a pain, but i think i finally got it, all seems centered now, about 20-30 mins into it i was wishing i got a laser one, but now it's done i feel ok =)  it was pretty frustrating i will admit.

 

Looking good for tonight now, clear skys at the moment.

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Hello and welcome to this friendly forum (and to the Dob mob)!

Your scope will give you many years of pleasure, no need to upgrade soon (--- but to modify and improve it, e.g. with a red dot finder/Telrad/Rigel and a 50mm RACI finderscope, to start with....)

("Show me a Dob, and I'll show you a building site")

Have fun!

Stephan

 

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Took the scope out last night for first light after the street lights switched off at 1am , being new and not having a clue  i was basicly moving the scope around slowly trying to find things , i did find something which took my breath away, i can only guess it's what is called a star cluster it was like a burst of stars heavy inside lighter out on the edge but it was very tight and pretty well defined in the basic eyepeice that come with the scope, it really stood out and i was in awe to put it mildly, after 5 mins looking at it , i went to change the ep and must have knocked the scope off target because i lost it!  i spent the rest of the night trying in vain to find it again but could not, even though it was brief i can honestly say it i will not forget it, the stars looked sharp and i'm really looking forward to seeing more.

an added bonus was 3 shooting stars going through the viewer throughout the night, i've always liked them so it was good for me, it was only a 3 hour session because by 3:30am i was starting to feel the bite of the cold even with thermal socks and gloves, but it was very enjoyable, one thing that did surprise me is how fast that time went, i got in doors at about 4am but it went  so quick.

Thanks for the welcome, as i said this forum has been a wealth of info for me the last 2 weeks or so while i was deciding what scope to buy.

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Welcome Limey21 from a fellow Essex astronomer.

Enjoy taking part in the SGL community, lots of good information and help freely given.
No such thing as a silly question here; because if you don't know something someone here will know and share information happily.

Clear skies.

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Hi Limey21,  I now have apperture envy.  I wonder if you found pleiades?   Find the Stellarium app on your phone or on a computer it might help find it for you and then you could see if it was what you found.  It is pretty impressive and I think resembles your description.  

Where roughly in Essex?  I am another Essex newbie.

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Hi and welcome- SGL is a great place to be for advice and ideas for your hobby - best wishes Tony

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