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Hi everyone. Just had an Explorer 130 for Christmas! Didn't expect such a beast! Got to learn a whole new language, terminology and vocabulary - might need some advice and help in due course. Bye for now.

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Hi Ray, a warm welcome to EMS.


 


Well you're off to a good start, that's a good scope to get going with, and will show you a good number of objects. 


Have a squint round the guides and tutorials to get you started, and feel free to ask any questions you have in the beginners and help section, and someone will be along to help out.


 


If you can get away from light pollution, you will be able to find things you cannot find from your garden. We have two dark sites, one at Belper, and one at Wymeswold, you would be very welcome to join us when we finally get a break in the clouds that coincides with time off work.


 


Have a look at the Moon, that will show you some really good craters and mountains, and it is at a good point in the lunar cycle before it gets nearer full.


In the meantime enjoy the forum. :)


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Hi, welcome aboard. Great little scope. I had one of these for a few years and ive seen lots through it. Its the best in that range of scopes. If you need any help just shout.

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Hi Ray,

Welcome to ems.if you have not already done so download a planetarium program. Plenty out there but trry stellarium its great and free to be found here :- www.stellarium.org also a couple of books to help you round the sky 'turn left at Orion' and 'sky&telescope pocket star atlas'.

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