Jump to content
  • Join the online East Midlands astronomy club today!

    With active forums, two dark sites and a knowledgeable membership, East Midlands Stargazers has something for everyone.

Good morning from Leicestershire


Recommended Posts

Hi there,

I thought I'd better say hello as I've been loitering around here for a few weeks! I picked up a used Celestron C8N GT just after Christmas as a new telescope was rarer than a 2020 holiday. It came with a lot of lenses, filters and accessories but no "astronomy for dummies" book so I'm on a steep learning curve.

 

Although I'm in my 50's Astronomy is a new hobby to me but I have an enthusiastic son and new grandson who will no doubt keep coming round to get me to set the telescope up.

 

I'm not the most vocal of people on forums but I do intend to join the Dark Site and make full use of sites when lockdown allows for the reopening.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Andy, a warm welcome to the forum.

I haven't owned a Celestron but a few on here have, so any questions just fire away. I am not sure, but IIRC, the older scopes have better optics than the newer ones so you might have bagged a bargain.

Enjoy your new scope and make yourself at home.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome aboard Andy. Nice scope you have there. Not one I've owned, but many have. As Martyn said ask any questions you may have and someone will know. Hope to meet you at darksite once we can open them again. In the meantime enjoy the forum.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Andy, welcome to mad house. (my wife calls me mad for doing this hobby. I can't think why ?)

 

Thats a Newtonian model you have there i take it, rather than Celestrons more common 8" SCT ?

Nice scope ; let us know how it performs and what you can see.....🙂

Link to post
Share on other sites
Derbyshire Dave

Good morning Andy, welcome, enjoy your time on EMS, you'll find us a friendly and helpful bunch..

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello and welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your stay, any questions shout up and we will do what we can.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.