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quantumbit

Hello All!

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Hey guys,

I'm new to astronomy and I'm very keen to learn more about the heavens above!

After years of interest in the universe and reading a couple of books on cosmology over the years I decided to buy my first telescope.

Last week I bought the Celestron 127 SLT Maksutov goto scope and I'm very happy with it. Managed to use it the same night in the garden and got to see Saturn - quite a moving experience when you see it for the first time through your own scope :rolleyes: Other than the moon I've not seen anything else through it yet but theres plenty of time!

Hopefully you guys/girls can advise on how to get the best from my new scope and help me to learn more about the night sky and up and coming viewing events :)

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HI Quantumbit, welcome to SGL.

If you haven't already got it, check out Stellarium, it's free to download and really useful.

Clear skies.

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

You'll find lots of informative and friendly people here to help you get started.

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Hi Quantumbit,

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

John.

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Hi QB,

Welcome aboard :D Got yourself a decent 'scope there, hope you get years of enjoyment from it and the hobby.

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Hello and welcome to SGL.

I would recomend you get your self a copy of 'Turn left at orion' great for finding things easily.

Michael

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Hi there, get learning those stars, welcome.

JohnH.

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Hi, and a big welcome from me too.

I can second the book 'turn left at orion' well recommended.

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Hi and a big welcome to the forum from me too.

Clear skies.

James

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Wow - Talk about a warm welcome! :D

I'll order that turn left at Orion from Amazon this week.... Thanks!

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Managed to use it the same night in the garden and got to see Saturn - quite a moving experience when you see it for the first time through your own scope

Hi Quantum,

I saw Saturn for the first time through my scope about 4 weeks ago, and it's certainly a sight that will stay with me for a long time :D

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hi quantum

I don't think that 'turn left at Orion' will be the last thing you order lol

welcome to the friendliest astro forum

dave

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