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    Hi all, I'm Mark from Essex in the UK. I've always had an interest in astronomy and have been very lucky to be given a Celestron Nexstar SE 8 for my birthday.

    I only have the eyepiece that came with my telescope, so will be looking through the forums for some advise on what to purchase next.

    I have an interest in astrophotography, but I think I need to get my skills up on sky watching first.

    All thes best
    Mark.

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    hi mark and welcome to the forums.
    clear skies,

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    Hello Mark, and welcome to the forum !

    If you didn't already, download Stellarium or Cartes du Ciel. They are great tools to make you familiarize with your night skies. If you have iphone/ipad, you will also like SkySafari3. There are several android apps out there as well.

    Congrats on your new scope and clear skies


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    Hi Mark and welcome from me too
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    Hi Mark. Welcome. Very nice scope you got for your birthday. I have the 6SE and really enjoy it.
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    Welcome to the forums Mark, congrats on an awesome birthday gift!
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    Hi Mark, welcome to the forum, congrats on the new Nexstar scope!
    !6" F/3.8 under construction
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    Welcome to the forum Mark, Congrats on the scope. If you don’t already have it down load Stellarium you will find it very helpful and it is free program. Enjoy and clear skies to you.
    Fred, I served in the U.S. Navy from 84-88
    I am just getting into astronomy with my kids. I have a Bushnell 3” reflector with a 20mm and a 4mm E/P, along and Tasco Starguide 4 with a 20mm and a 10mm E/P.
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    Welcome Mark! Congrats on the scope!
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    Thank you all for the great messages. I am looking forward to clear skies.

 

 

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