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Hi from Glenrothes

Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 14:53
by Chris1987

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,

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?.


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.


Re: Hi from Glenrothes

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

See you all then.