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    Default Complete newbie...no laughing.



    I have just bought my first telescope. Celestron AZ76. It cost a whole $10NZ and I am happy. What should the first thing I check out be? It is literally just set up!
    No laughing....nah, laugh away. I don't care if I put a grin on someone's face.
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    Default Re: Complete newbie...no laughing.

    Hello, and welcome to the forum! Congrats on the first scope! May it be the first step of an amazing journey.
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    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first scope! You are in for an amazing ride.
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    Welcome to the forums, and no laughing here, I got too much to learn to laugh at anyone else! Lots of good folks here though, think you will like it. johnnyb
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    Default Re: Complete newbie...no laughing.

    for joining astronomy forum and to our happy little group . I gotta laugh just a little at your chosen name, I miss-read it the first time and thought you were: stoplickingmeplease........ $10 is a sizeable investment, so get off of this forum and get outside to use it. Just drift through the Magellanic Clouds for your first outing and "see all the stars". Only because it is the easiest target, you can then check out the silvery (and currently slivery) moon.

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    Default Re: Complete newbie...no laughing.

    Hold on to the memory, just the way you wrote your intro, has me grinning. Enjoy the first views, and welcome to the forum.

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    Default Re: Complete newbie...no laughing.

    Welcome I hope you enjoy the journey!

    First thing to look at? Well, uh, a telephone pole far away so you can line up the finder scope

    Seriously though the Moon is always a fun start. I see your in New Zealand so I am totally unfamiliar with what is visible from your location being on the other side of the globe I am sure someone will have some suggestions for you soon.

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    Welcome aboard! We’re glad you joined us today
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    Default Re: Complete newbie...no laughing.

    Hello and welcome to the forums
    Enjoy the new telescope it will actually show you quite a bit.
    You can download Cartes du Ciel: https://www.ap-i.net/skychart/en/start or Stellarium: Stellarium Astronomy Software both good free planetarium programs to help you figure out what is up there.
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    Welcome aboard, my first scope had a cardboard tube and i miss it.

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