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Dagger    18

Morning all.  This is my first time in here so please forgive me whilst I get used to what I'm doing and figure out where I am!

Looking forward to speaking to other amateur astronomers to better my understanding and observing :) 

Please feel free to reply or add me if you so wish.

Clear skies 

Darren

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Stu    17,467

Welcome to SGL Darren.

You will find everyone here very friendly, so just make yourself at home :) 

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Floater    2,396

Welcome. Have fun with the forum and the hobby.

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Knighty2112    2,758

Hi and welcome Darren. Welcome to SGL. Hope you enjoy the forum. You live in one of my favourite places to visit up there in Scarborough, so hope you get some good views from there for astronomy. :) 

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ronl    747

Hello and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forums.

Clear Sky's.

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Mr niall    493

Welcome, don't worry hardly anyone around here knows what they're doing :hello:

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Wpit    21

This is a great place to hone your viewing skills, there is not much that is not already covered in the forums. There is lots of friendly advice.

welcome from Will

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Pondus    650

Welcome to the forum Darren :happy11:.

 

Rune

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swag72    5,861

Hi Darren and welcome to SGL - Look forward to seeing you around :)

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JamesM    1,659

Hi Darren and welcome to the forum

Clear skies

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Dave In Vermont    4,928

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

Any questions you encounter are sincerely encouraged in these many forums, so ask away.

Starry Skies -

Dave

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Red Dwarfer    277
3 hours ago, Nyctimene said:

As far as your location is concerned, there are some really dark regions just in the west of you, have a look here:

https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/#zoom=9&lat=7223409&lon=-55959&layers=B0TFFFFFTF

Welcome  here, and Clear Skies!

Stephan

If purple is the worst light pollution , is Yellow moderate light pollution ? I live in a Yellow region .

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Nyctimene    630
6 hours ago, Red Dwarfer said:

If purple is the worst light pollution , is Yellow moderate light pollution ? I live in a Yellow region .

Yellow, according to the Light Pollution Map' s legend, means a sky area brightness of 20.4 - 20.9 MPSAS (measured with the SQM device). As the Unihedron graph below shows, this relates to a naked eye limiting magnitude (NELM) of about 5.4 mag up to almost 6.0 mag. Many of us here would be very happy to observe in such rather favourable conditions. DSO observing starts (in general), when you can make out all the four stars, that form the body of the constellation Ursa Minor, the faintest, Eta UMi, shining at 5.0 mag (a very nice quick assessment of sky quality).

Hope this helps.

Stephan

MPSASvsNELM.jpg

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Stu    17,467

Great post Stephan. Yep, I would be very happy if my skies were that good!

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cletrac1922    120

Welcome Darren from land down under, where skies are always clear

Skywatcher ED80  on EQ5 mount, Skywatcher 10" collapsible dob, Coronado PST Solar Telescope

John 

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Red Dwarfer    277
7 hours ago, Nyctimene said:

DSO observing starts (in general), when you can make out all the four stars, that form the body of the constellation Ursa Minor

Okay , many thanks for that information ... I gave a new 200P a proper first try tonight in the back garden and was blown away by how well M13 looked at x 75 magnification and was able to make out a clear ring shape in M57 at the same magnification too ... M31 and M32 ( for the first time ) were also seen tonight .

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Charic    2,322

Welcome to the SGL Dagger.

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Alan White    1,760

Welcome Darren.

We are still all working out where we are going or doing, some more than others (me included).
This wonderful hobby is an ongoing adventure.
 

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