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Hello to everyone

in Introduction to the group Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:19 pm
by Pete Goodwin (deleted)
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I recently attended your Stargazing event and your Introduction to Astronomy Course, finding both really interesting.
As a result I joined the NLO yesterday evening. I spent some time wandering between the various telescopes that were set up outside. First impressions are; everyone was very friendly and happy to answer my elementary questions; it was also seriously cold.
I don't have any equipment other than a DSLR so I will probably drive others mad as I try to understand what bits of kit do what.
Looking forward to further meetings.

Pete

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RE: Hello to everyone

in Introduction to the group Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:22 pm
by deepskysteve • 6.578 Posts

Hi Pete, welcome to our group and the NLO, you won't drive us mad we are all use to the steep learning curve and we all have questions etc.

Steve


Celestron CG5 Goto with C6 & William optics Z66. Williams ZS70, (Meade DSIPro2 Mono Skycam), Lifecam HD webcamera, Watec 902H, SPC900 webcam, Logitec Pro 4000 webcam, Atik 314L+ Nextimage 5 camera, IFLY4 Quadcopter, H.A.L scratch built Quadcopter GPS full autonomous machine.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepskysteve/with/9135237742/
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RE: Hello to everyone

in Introduction to the group Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:30 pm
by Dave • 3.245 Posts

Hi pete

We all start somewhere, apart from the weather last night was a really good night. It is nice to see the grounds bustling with people who all share the same interest.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you like either here or on Fridays, that's what we are there for, to share our knowledge and learn, i should know as I have learned so much since my first visit to the nlo in august last year.

Dave


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RE: Hello to everyone

in Introduction to the group Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:03 pm
by revandBellman • 5.141 Posts

Hi Pete, nice to have you with us,hope you learn lots and get the answers you need to decide on a scope
Kate


NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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