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Hallo from Broadstairs.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:45 am
by The Lazy Saint
Hi all.
I am very pleased to be a part of this fantastic hobby. lt is, for me, a whole new world as l have only just started. My retirement present from my wife was a telescope. I think she bought it for me so l wouldn't get under her feet. It seems to have worked as l spend most nights in the garden and my days in bed lol.

So far I have seen, through my telescope, venus, Jupiter and her four galilean moons and Saturn + 4 of her larger moons. This sighting list fully demonstrates my "novice" status but l hope to learn from othe members on this site.

Best wishes to you all. :D

Re: Hallo from Broadstairs.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:47 pm
by Aratus
Hello Lazy Saint

I'm pleased you managed to see some planets, but they won't be very favourable for a while. However, I can assure you that there are plenty of other kinds of objects in the autumn and winter sky to keep you from under your wife's feet!


Re: Hallo from Broadstairs.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:22 pm
by Gfamily2
Hi and welcome.
If you don't already have one, I'd suggest getting a planisphere and some planetarium software for a tablet or phone.
Mrs Gfamily2 located Neptune with binoculars last week using Stellarium. She would have looked for Uranus as well, but our view to the south was a bit obstructed.