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hello from chepstow

Postby hallaig » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:00 pm

hello every one.
my name is nigel and im very new to astronomy ,i have a 6 inch sky watcher telescope with a eq3 mount.
i dont understand all the functions on it yet , like the setting circles but i am geting sum help with that .
i like looking at the moon witch is very easy and i have seen saturn and jupiter .
thats about it for now hope to hear from sum of you eny advice very welcome
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RE: hello from chepstow

Postby bajr » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:23 pm

[quote] looking at the moon witch is very easy and i have seen saturn and jupiter . [/quote]
Hi kryton,i think you have just about seen all that is interesting.Now you need a subject to specialise in.Only joking welcome aboard the skylark.

Brian
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RE: hello from chepstow

Postby Boodlewoodle » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:33 am

Hi Kryton, I'm new too and just getting into all this like yourself your not the only one confused by all those settings, google and utube can give you a lots of info to help out. I got really muddled with the equatorial mount on my scope and spent ages trying to get my head around the declination and right ascension dials the celestial sphere and the whole 9yards! Slowly getting there now but to be honest when I'm out there observing I tend to forget all that plonk the scope down and just swivel it around using the red dot finder, and also my itouch that has got several really good free apps for working out the constellations and star positions.

Your other option is to use Stellarium on a laptop or pc its totally free and is brilliant for finding out more about the night sky. Of course the sky at night mag has its own great features and charts to help you out. I tend to plan my observing session a bit more now and decide what I want to look at before I go out for a session. You may find like I did that you want to upgrade to a bigger aperture to get better views of those deep sky objects but for now just enjoy it and get out there, try the 7 sisters they are fantastic right now and really lovely to look at.
Just think being new to all this we have a big advantage because we have just started on a great journey.
Happy star gazing from Night owl in Suffolk
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RE: hello from chepstow

Postby hallaig » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:03 pm

thanks bajr
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RE: hello from chepstow

Postby hallaig » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:36 pm

hi nightowl and thanks
I went out last night very clear skies here, i did see the 7 sisters and i was looking at the nebula andromeda .
like you i read the sky at night mag and i have downloaded astellarium for my laptop,
the nignt visions realy good to use outside i put my own lat and longtude in and find it very useful.
also a local astronomer told me about a cloud sensor website which i look at before i go out, he says if the claritys 40 or over its good viewing.
And im going to meet up with him and do a viewing plan on what to look at over the next few months,
i will keep you posted thanks nigel
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RE: hello from chepstow

Postby Boodlewoodle » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:26 pm

hi Kryton I did a gig in chepstow when I was 21 and Im now 52 so that was long time ago lol. Im hoping to get delivery of a brand new skywatcher 200p this week coming so will be out there watching the skys with you. What a great hobby this is Im loving it [:D]
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RE: hello from chepstow

Postby drechana » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:56 pm

Hi Kryton,

Welcome top the forum mate

Enjoy the skies!

James
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RE: hello from chepstow

Postby hallaig » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:33 pm

thanks drechana
lets hope the skies clear soon down here so i can start observing again
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