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Joe105

Hello from Essex.

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Hello everyone.I'm Joseph (Joe) from just outside Harlow in Essex.

I,m coming up to 66 yrs of age and retired.( and enjoying it).

I suppose I've been an astronomy buff all my life (apart from my early years). I've had various 'scopes in the past that have come and gone. My present 'scope is a Sky-Watcher 10" Dobsonian with which, after some small modifications, I'm very pleased with.

I fitted an azimuth setting circle to the base with aa adjustable magnetic pointer. A Wixey digital angle gauge with magnetic base to the tube. I replaced the original feet with adjustable base board feet.

A 'Lazy Susan' bearing was added to the base and the Teflon altitude bearings I replaced with skate board bearings. Now the whole lot moves super smooth.

I use the PC programs 'Stellarium' and 'Virtual Moon Atlas' for reference and have the books 'Nightwatch' and 'Turn Left at Orion'.

On a scale of 1 to 9, seeing here is about 5 up to about midnight when it improve to about 4 when the neighbourhood house lights diminish.

So, I leave you at present with kind regards and look forward to future participation.

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Hi Joe.

Welcome to SGL.

I'm just ouside Harlow as well (far better than being in Harlow ;) )

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Welcome to SGL Joe, sounds like you've got an excellent telescope!

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Hi Joe, welcome to SGL. Sounds like you have pretty much got your scope sorted, clear skies. ;)

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Hello everyone.I'm Joseph (Joe) from just outside Harlow in Essex.

Hi Joe, I'm Tony from inside Harlow. ;)

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Hi Joe,

A very warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum.

John.

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