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GarryLazereyes

Another Newbie!

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Hello everyone,

My name is Martin and I have just picked up the hobby.

As a kid i had a telescope and was out watching thy sky as much as I could but as I got older i forgot the hobby and moved to the city where you don´t see any stars.

Fast forward 20 years and  I´ve got a wife, a dog and a house in the middle of nowhere. First night in the house I went outside to walk the dog and I was blown away by the darkness and all the stars that I hadnt seen for so long.

It brought back all the memories from being a kid watching the sky. The very next day I went online and started researching the different telescopes and equipment.

Most of my google searches took me to this great forum and I have been lurking here ever since :D So many great articles on everything I was wondering. 

What i finally decided to buy was a SW dobsonian 10", a telrad finder  and a Panawiev 2" 32mm EP and the book Turn left at Orion. 

Since you apparently get cursed with bad weather when you buy new equpiment I have only been able to have a couple of sessions so far but Ive been able to observe planets, galaxies, clusters and nebulas. Stuff that I could never really seem to find as a kid (thank god for stellarium and other usefull tools) I'm also really glad i bought a better EP straight away because the ones that comes with the scope feels really pale compared to the Panawiev. 

going forward I´ve already made a list of stuff to spend $$$ on :)

1, more EP's

2, filters

3, focuser

4, bigger telescope :o

Sorry for the long text and alot of rambling in broken English ( not my native tounge) 

Peace and clear skies!

Martin from Sweden

 

 

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Hey Martin.

Welcome to SGL. I do a lot of lurking also, great people here with lots of great information and experience :)

Simon

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Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL. Sounds like you have really caught the Astro bug, but take your time getting more equipment. Then you will have a better idea of what you really need.

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Hello Martin and welcome to SGL, enjoy the forums and your new scope.

Clear Sky's.

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Hi Martin :hello: Welcome to SGL. 
Reading your post made me smile as it reminded me of my first post here not that long ago. :happy7:

Pete.

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Martin

Welcome from land down under

Enjoy  your time with us, and have fun with your dob

John

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7 hours ago, teoria_del_big_bang said:

Welcome Martin. Where about in Sweden are you from ?

Steve

Hello everyone and thanks for the warm welcome :)

@SteveI: live about 60km north of Stockholm on the coast in a rural area. 

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Welcome to the SGL. 

I like the fact that your needing a bigger scope already, as if 10” is not big enough?

If you have the skies for it, go for it but check everything is doable! Transportation, storage, use!!!! I can’t use my scope during the summer months, it’s just not dark enough this far north, and your even further north!

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Hi, Martin, & welcome to SGL.

From the equipment you have bought, you have clearly taken to heart the advice given on the forum. You should have many more enjoyable nights, finding the things you were not able to find before, ahead of you.

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