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Membership

Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 23:43
by Barnard's Star
Hi All,

I apologise for the Moniker, but since I appear to own my own star I thought I might as well use it! :D

I have recently bought a 130mm Newtonian reflector; actually an EXPLORER-130PM 130mm (5.1") f/650 Motorised Parabolic Newtonian Reflector from A10 Optical. I've had a go with it, and can observe very nice views of the moon at 1/4 phase, and also Jupiter and, on the night in question, two of the galilean satellites. Photographing them proved more problematic. I got some half decent shots of the moon, but nowt of Jupiter.; exposure and focussing seem to be the problems.
I'd like to join the club, and hopefully benefit from the advice of some experienced observers. Would it be OK if I came along on Tuesday, 23rd April and met up with you guys?

I'm in Kirkcaldy, and have been for the past 40 years. I have always had an interest in Astronomy since I was a teenager, and I know my way about some of the more prominent objects, but I've never owned a serious telescope before.

John Barnard

Re: Membership

Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 18:33
by Opel star
Welcome John,great minds think alike! When I got married my wife named a star for me hence my login Opel Star :D You should definitely come along on Tuesday for a chat.
Chris