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    Default Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD



    Just purchased a second hand Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD. Not sure where to start with my tons of questions. :)

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    Default Re: Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD

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    Default Re: Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD

    Hello, and welcome aboard!
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    Default Re: Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD

    Hi nikolav, and welcome here to the Forum!

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    Default Re: Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD

    Hello nikolav! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

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    Default Re: Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD

    Welcome to the forum!!

    I'm sure the questions will come to you, but in the mean time I have one for you.

    Have you got a decent pair of binoculars? They are an invaluable compliment to any scope that will help you get going, and continue to be a tremendous asset throughout your journey.

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    Default Re: Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD

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    Default Re: Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD

    Hi there welcome to the forum.
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    Default Re: Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD

    Hello...and welcome aboard!!

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    Default Re: Starting the hobby with a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD

    Hello Nikolav and Welcome to the Forums!
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