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AshleyCUK

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Hi All

 

Just a quick intro!  Im based in Newark and have been fiddling around with a small Celestron 76EQ over the summer that i picked up from a boot sale.  That got me hooked so for a xmas pressie i got a shiney new Stellalyra 8" newtonian.  Ive been looking for a local group and google pointed me this way 🙂  Im really looking forward to getting invovled in any meets and seeing what the Dark Site is all about.  Anyway, happy new year! looking forward to some clear skies!

 

Ashley

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Hi Ashley, I am also in Newark and apart from the weather I really enjoy this hobby (although it does get frustrating sometimes!)..

 

Ron

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Hi. I've found answers to all my astro questions on here so it's a good place to ask them. Clear skies is the only thing that can't be solved unfortunately 😄

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Welcome Ashley,

  You should find most of your answers here. Additionally we have two daek sites, and group meetings away to Norfolk, Exmoor etc.

 

  Enjoy the forum

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Welcome Ashley.  I’ve just resurrected my 8” Newt. Now just waiting for clear skies.

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A warm welcome to the group Ashley. That's not a bad upgrade is it? You'll be amazed what it can pull out from a dark spot, enjoy your new scope.

Any questions, just shout up, someone will help out.

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Hi Ashley welcome to the EMS

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Welcome to EMS.  

That's a nice scope to have

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Which scope did you go for? The F4 or F5? 

* I like checking out other people's kit 😁

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7 hours ago, Stu said:

Which scope did you go for? The F4 or F5? 

* I like checking out other people's kit 😁

Possibly the F6 version if its the Dob.....

 

Anyway,  a warm welcome to the madhouse Ashley.

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Welcome Ashley you’ll find this a friendly group I will assume a dobsonian as no mention of a mount if so check out Astrohopper which is an app to find your targets all you need to do is find a way to attach a smart phone to your telescope , not used myself but does what it says on the tin apparently 

https://artyom-beilis.github.io/astrohopper.html
 

https://astronomytechnologytoday.com/2022/06/23/astrohopper/

 

Dave 

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On 05/01/2024 at 15:15, Stu said:

Which scope did you go for? The F4 or F5? 

* I like checking out other people's kit 😁

 

 

oh the f5 version. I was told at point of sale , from FLO, that the f4 was a little harder to keep collimated and just a little more work for a beginner, so i plumped for the f5.  Im suprised just how damn heavy it all is!  i was thinking of a 10" at one point, thank god i didnt go that route!  I just thought to splash out now on something that will last me a few years but i get the impression the EQ5 mount is at its limits, we will see!

 

Anyway, clear skies tonight at last!  so i finally get to use it!

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@AshleyCUKNice one thanks. I had some awesome views through my 6" F5 so you should be well away with the 8". Enjoy 😊

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