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Hi,

Just getting back to stargazing, now I have time, at the grand age of 50 something.

I have a very little used skywatcher 200mm f/5.

I shall be asking for advice quite a lot in the next few weeks as I get set up though I will scan the forums first as I am sure a lot of answers are already there.

Best wishes to all,

Chris

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Hello Chris welcome to EMS.

Ask your questions in the relevant sections and I'm sure you get loads of answers.

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Hi Chris, a warm welcome to EMS.

Ironic really, we have all just got back from a weekend at Manor Farm at Anderby, we had our first star party.

Never mind, you are here now, there are a great bunch of lads over your way, who meet at Gibraltar Point, keep an eye on the ELAC meetings, Iam sure you would be made very welcome.

Is you scope a Dob, or EQ mounted one? Either way, it's a good time to dust it off, there are some lovely objects up there.

Any questions, feel free to ask away, you will get a answer in short order.

Enjoy the forum.

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Thanks for the welcomes.

The scope has a EQ4 mount. I have just fitted the motor drive and ordered some D cells and charger. I have never used a motor drive so looking forward to it.

No doubt I will be needing loads of other items so it's good to have experienced people to advise.

Chris

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Welcome to EMS Chris, I'm one of the East Lincs Astronomy Club (ELAC) we meet monthly at the nature centre at Gibralter Point. There are 4-6+ of us who meet so keep an eye on the 'meetings' thread. You will be made most welcome :)

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Hi Chris and welcome.

As said, we've just literally had our star party at Anderby which is not too far. I am very envious of your dark skies.

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hi chris

i too have 200mm scope same as yours, and am 50 something so we have some in common. onlybeen doing astro bout 12 weeks now.

Welcome to EMS

Sheila

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Hi Chris and welcome. As Ron says, you would be most welcome to join us at our monthly meetings at Gibraltar Point.

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Hi Chris and a warm welcome to EMS :)

You've got a great start with the 200mm at f-5 - any questions just fire up a post in the help secions and somone will be along with an answer soon. Meantime enjoy our forum :)

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Hello from sutton on sea chris, why don't you pop down to our next elac meeting at gib point ? Where abouts near Mabo are you ?

David

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Welcome to EMS Chris.

Ask as many questions as you want, it's not a problem.

Hope you enjoy the forum.

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I would like to turn up at Gib sometime ( I used to have a small yacht there) but can't drive for a few more months ( don't ask) so have to rely on my son for lifts.

I am at Maltby le marsh, nice and dark in my back garden!

Chris

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I would like to turn up at Gib sometime ( I used to have a small yacht there) but can't drive for a few more months ( don't ask) so have to rely on my son for lifts.

I am at Maltby le marsh, nice and dark in my back garden!

Chris

Have u got a big back garden ? Maybe we have a new site for ems2 lol

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