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by nas76
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Don't laugh
Replies: 12
Views: 3925

Hi Gooey, as a fellow newbie I'd like to welcome you too. Your question re your eyepieces enable you to calculate your magnification, I'm assuming your 'scope is a Newtonian reflector and the manual should at least tell you what the primary mirror's focal length is in mm. You divide that number by t...
by nas76
Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Intro
Replies: 10
Views: 2329

Intro

Hi, my name is Neil and I live in Watford. I've been very keen on astronomy but have only recently acquired a telescope for me to expand my passion beyond books. I've had a couple of evenings to tentatively start out looking at the skies, would have been more had it not been for the clouds, mainly a...
by nas76
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: National Geographic NG76AZ
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

Hi, like lonestar I have also received an NG76AZ and as I've always been keen on astronomy I was excited to give the telescope a good try out. I have encountered problems with the finderscope in so much that I find it extremely fiddly to zero, any tips would be handy. Also I find that in general the...