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prabal276

Hello again from New Delhi!

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Hello,

My first scope was a 60mm refractor. I pushed it to it's limits in Delhi's light polluted skies. Me being a student can't travel out to dark skies very frequently. So I usually have to make do with what's available. We can see max 2nd magnitude stars here. No fainter. So I'm limited to only the moon, planets and some brighter DSO's. After observing all that I could, I felt the need to upgrade to a larger scope.

I recently became a proud owner of a GSO 8" Dobsonian after collecting cash for a few years. It cost me 700 $ along with a laser collimator.

Now that I have my new scope, I can start having all nighters again. I'm super excited!!!!!!

 

Clear skies to you(we don't have clear skies since the last 4 days),

Prabal

 

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Congratulations! That's a nice looking GSO scope there. :headbang:  Eight inches is an excellent size to keep you interested for the rest of your life.  Keep us posted with your observing efforts.

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Welcome to SGL and Congrats on your 8"'er...

You'll find that a vast number of us started with 60mm refractors... AHHHHH so many cold but good nigth memories....

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Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL 

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Hi Prabal and a very warm welcome to the Lounge.

Nice scope :)

Steve

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Welcome. Have lots of fun with your new scope!

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Welcome to SGL :) Hope you get to use your scope soon!

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Hello again, and welcome back, you have chosen a great scope, you will have many years of

enjoyment from it.

Good luck and Clear Sky's.

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Welcome Prabal, from land down under, Australia

Just got back from 2 weeks with my partner, our daughter and her partner from your part of the world, during the Comm Games

Visited the Jantra Mantra at Jaipur, what amazing place

Based ourselves out of Delhi, and our tour operator in Delhi, arranged everything

Had a driver, and he took us to Agra, Jaipur and Rishikesh

Flew then to Varanasi

From Varanasi, then back to Delhi, and from Delhi to Amritsar, and watched the spectual of the lowering of the flags Indian/Pakistan border at Wagah, and from Amritsar flew to Mumbai

Whole time was there, was not able to view what was above us, due to light and atmosphere pollution

The night we stayed in Agra, caught a glimpse of Venus setting

Attached pic of Taj Mahal hidden in pollution taken from Agra Fort 

Cheers

John

 

 

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Hi, Prabal, & welcome to SGL. 

An 8" dob is a nice scope - even under heavy LP. Enjoy!

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Hi from me too.

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Thank you so very much!!!

It's great to be back on SGL.

This is a great hobby. I'm really looking forward to many years of enjoyment with my new scope.

Regards

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