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Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:53 am

Hi all. I'm Pete and I'm very new to astronomy. Having just bought my first copy of Sky at Night Magazine, I thought I'd sign up for the forums as well.

I've been stargazing now for about 3-4 weeks, using a pair of old 10x40 binoculars. I'm planning on getting a telescope in the next few weeks, and I was looking at the Star Watcher Explorer-130P (I only have a budget of £160). Is this a good scope to start with?

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Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:33 pm

welcome pete im fairly new to astonomy myself from what ive heard thats a good starter scope .
sow happy star gazing .. kryton

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Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:20 pm

Welcome Pete!

Total novice myself, but there's a huge amount of info in the forum archives and the guys and gals who post are great if you've got any specific issues. Best of luck.

RE: Greetings

Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:56 pm

Welcome Mate,

For that money yes that is a good scope to get. Its the one I got as my first scope and loved it, although I got aperture fever very fast so whether that is a good point or bad point I will leave for you to decide. Welcome and happy gazing :O)


RE: Greetings

Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:46 pm

Hi all. Thanks for the warm welcome.
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