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Hi from Glenrothes

Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 14:53
by Chris1987
Hello,

Name's Chris i'm 26.

I've always taken an intrest in the night sky. Wether it would be watching the sky at night, or more recently Brain Cox's stargazing live. I have just recently took the plunge and purchased a celestron 102 Slt refractor scope.

I do not have a clue how to set it up or even how to find planets or what i even expect to see through it, nor which eyepieces are best for what. I would love to learn how to use the scope to its full potentional and enjoy viewing many objects in the night sky. I just feeling i've hit a brick wall so to speak.

This is very much a brand new hobby for me. I'd love to come along and fuel my intrested more. Also maybe looking into becoming a member and what it includes.

Much thanks

Chris :)

Re: Hi from Glenrothes

Posted: 04 Nov 2013, 09:43
by pbholmes
Hi Chris,

We welcome beginners here, and at every meeting there are people willing to help you get started with a scope. Also, three or four times a year, we have telescope workshops where we devote the whole meeting to swapping practical tips.

See you at the Kabin,
Paul.

Re: Hi from Glenrothes

Posted: 05 Nov 2013, 10:40
by Chris1987
Thanks paul. Looking forward to it. When and what time is the next meeting held at?.

Thankss

Re: Hi from Glenrothes

Posted: 05 Nov 2013, 20:12
by bwh
Next meeting is Tue 26th November, at the Kabin, dalgety bay. Starting at 7:45pm.

Feel free to bring scope if you need help in setting up, if clear night we can look for some objects.

regards
Brian

Re: Hi from Glenrothes

Posted: 05 Nov 2013, 20:37
by Chris1987
Thats great thanks. Looking forward to it!!.

See you all then.

Chris