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Yes it's really me...

Postby alztheboy » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:32 pm

Hi there one and all. I'm Alan and a 60yo from NE Scotland.

Have had a great interest in astronomy, manned space flight, extra terrestrial exploration etc etc etc for all of my life.

My wife got me a Celestron 130 for Christmas last year and I've been that keen guy standing out in the garden in the freezing cold in the middle of the country with a wee dram to help keep me warm as Strictly Come Dancing is absorbed by the GLW (Good Lady Wife) I the warm lounge.

Spent 20+ years at sea as a navigating officer so I can honestly say that I have navigated using a sextant and stars on a world wide basis.

Enthusiastic in my approach and keen to learn (this is reading like a job application !!!)

Anyway that's me ... always glad to hear from any like minded people as long as they don't use too many big words.

Cheers

Alan
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Re: Yes it's really me...

Postby Aratus » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:54 pm

Hello Alan

I hope you find stargazing on land just as rewarding as you did on the sea!

Wrap up warm though!
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, with an 80mm refractor as a guidescope. They are housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC for imaging.
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