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by John G
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: What to look at?
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: What to look at?

Hi Simon, What scope are you actually using? A good investment is a digital app like Sky Safari for mobile phone and tablets, the basic version is quite affordable and more than capable for most purposes. A good freebie is Skyportal which is a cut down version of Sky Safari. Also have a look here ht...
by John G
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: alignment difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: alignment difficulty

Hello Robert, You say you have a rectangular slot north to south, are you able to choose a star in each quadrant? Usually or certainly with Celestron and SW you need a decent separation between stars and also between 30 and 70 degrees as well, but it may be different for Meade. If you can 2 star ali...
by John G
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Beginners scope ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1356

Re: Beginners scope ?

Seems to be so much choice for someone new and enthusiastic to the hobby, these starter scopes must be appealing the way they are pitched and advertised. I can understand why someone new might be wary of investing a lot of money on astro gear, I think we all might have made an expensive mistake or t...