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Project Galileo


I've just stumbled across the Sky at Night Forum, and thought it might be good to join.

A bit of background information:
I teach Physics at Clifton College in Bristol, and run an astronomy project for schools, called Project Galileo.

When I was a teenager, my dad built a telescope & observatory in our back garden - both of us got interested in astronomy as a result of watching the Sy at Night programmes, ...
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Hello all

...from Grantham linc's.
I have a Helios 130mm newt on an eq2 ra driven mount+just got the etx80.(still playing around with this at the mo).
I've only been serious about viewing for the last 6 month's so still on the uphill learning curve.
Clear skies all Mick.
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new to the site from lincoln UK

Hi ladies and Gents, jst joined the site and would like to say hello to all.
if theres anyone from my neck of the woods please say hello.

have been into astronomy since Nov 05, my first scope was a skywatcher 114mm and then quickly got hooked and went a bit bigger with the skywatcher 200 with HEQ5 mount and skyscan goto upgrade, i haven't yet managed to polar align it as it's always too ...
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Hello all.
I'm Kev from near Callington (East Cornwall) and have been vaguely interested in astro stuff since my early teens. About 4 years ago I bought my first scope, an Orion Optics F5 6" Europa (which I shamefully admit is gathering dust right now), but I still remember my first view of the Ring Nebula. Not really having a clue how to polar align, this was much more of an achievement than it sounds. ...
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Big Dipper here

Hi all,

My real name is Andy & I hail from the City of the Dreaming Spires - Oxford.

Although very light polluted, I have managed to do film-based astrophotography with the aid of an LPR through my 11" Celestron Ultima SCT & ST4 autoguider for around 15 years now. Health reasons have caused me to slow down in recent years - but my interest in the hobby is still strong. I'm delighted to see ...
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As my 'New Members' thread has lead to the introduction of this new section then, although not a very recent member, I'll 'kick off" along with 'smidge' and introduce msyself.

I'm Dave and I'm located in Suffolk, where I am very fortunate to live in village without any street lighting, and as such, enjoy reasonably dark-skies.

My main interest is Deep-Sky CCD imaging, alhtough I still enjoy visual observing.

I have always had a background ...
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OK.. I will start, I am a newcomer to this all and only been actually observing for about five months... not much observing though due to our wonderful cloud cover hat. lol. My best sightings...hmm well now I would have to say every time I look into the EP all that I see is my best sightings.

I have been interested in the night sky from a young age about 8 ish I think lol, ...
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Introducing yourselves

Dear all,

This new section has been created specifically for all new members of the forum, as a platform to introduce yourselves to other members. You might want to include how long you have been observing for or what your favourite sitings have been to date not to mention what your backgrounds are.

We hope you have fun getting to know one another.


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