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Hi all im new to this forum and indeed astronomy so i just wanted to say a big HELLO! from sunny Hastings on the south coast.

Im in the process of buying my first scope at the moment, a Celestron CPC 800 Gps, is this a good "all round" scope to start with? My interest is DSO's but to be honest all viewing excites me.

Anyone from round the Hastings area? :blob10:

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Howdy there, welcome aboard!

I know Hastings quite well, used to live near there and still got family that way. If you've ever been inside a betting shop there, you've probably met my dad! (the one tearing up his betting slip and bawling his eyes out!!)

That's a very nice scope you're looking at, the Celestron SCT's are excellent all-rounders IMO, I was really surprised at just how good the smaller 6 inch SCT was when getting it with a mount.

I was mainly interested in the mount at the time, but now I'd sooner give up the mount that the lovely SCT! I think you will be delighted.

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Thanks all for the warm welcome! This site is brilliant and crammed full of useful info for a newbie like me!

Starstalker, are you a member of the local astronomy club (ESAS) in Bexhill?

no mate not yet,but i think they meet on the 1st thursday of the month at st marys school on the way to sidley

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Hi Jsmbshp,

Welcome to the group you will find it friendly and informative. Best advise would be to look through as many scopes as possible before buying, maybe a star party or astronomical society meeting. Maybe DSO's would be better viewed with a widefield APO refractor especially if you want to get into imaging later....



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