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djhep

Newbie from NE UK

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Good day all......

My name is Dave and originally from Newcastle area of UK.

I now spend a lot of time on a farm in Waterberg area of South Africa. We are at 1600m and have nice dark skies with no light pollution.

I bought an Orion Skyquest 8" dobinson telescope from a friend, and am now looking forward to dipping my toes into a new hobby.

All the best.

Dave.

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Hi Dave,

Sounds as you are luck with nice dark clear skies.  I too am new to this but not so lucky although a few hours of clear skies last night (dammed cold though).

Let us all know how you get on.

Steve

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Hello Dave and welcome to SGL, you will get great views with that scope,

especially with your dark skys, have fun.

Clear Sky's.

 

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Hi, Dave, and welcome to SGL.

An 8" scope will give you some lovely views at any time. But at 1600m with no light pollution ... AND the Magellanic (as opposed to English) clouds in your skies ... really envious.

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