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by Tony Jones
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Spring Star Party, Norfolk, 27-31 March
Replies: 0
Views: 3973

Spring Star Party, Norfolk, 27-31 March

Anyone want to take us "under their wing" next week? My wife and I are "Absolute Beginners" (you'll find my thread under that heading on here), and we've booked in to the Kelling Heath event www.starparty.org for the whole period, Thur-Mon. We'd love to meet up with some patient ...
by Tony Jones
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just beginning
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Re: Just beginning

Well, we're getting the hang of things, slowly! I now know how to align the telescope using the little red dot device, and can operate the handheld control to move it. We've got four different eyepieces, and we start with a low magnification, to find what we're looking for in the sky, then when we'r...
by Tony Jones
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just beginning
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Re: Just beginning

Thanks, everyone, for the welcome, and all the suggestions so far.
Not had a lot of spare time this month (day job gets in the way!) but we'll certainly pick up on some of them after Christmas.
Meanwhile, have a great one, all of you!
by Tony Jones
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just beginning
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Just beginning

Hi everyone Because my wife and I have long been interested in the night sky, we encouraged family members to buy us a "proper" telescope as a Ruby Wedding present, even though we've never used one before! So we're now the proud owners of a Celestron 114 LCM, and we're working out how to u...