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#1 Canon Pete

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:37 PM

Just registered ( after 'lurking' ,lol)

Name's Pete , no surprise there then. Got into this frustrating wonderful hobby properly just before christmas.

Bought a CG5 GT w/ a Celestron 80mm Apo ( 600mm , f7.5)

Recently bought my second scope , a Skywatcher 200mm f5 Newt'

So why the thank you? Simple , whilst browsing through some previous posts here I discovered ( hopefully ) that one of the problems I was havng could maybe be sorted . Namely the mount lug for the CG5 was 'between' two legs , as opposed to above one. I am now able to properly balance my 200m . Though it took a bit of 'extra' weight to achieve this.

Main interests are DSO and Lunar, imaging and visual. Got M42 and NGC1977 , M37 and a good few Lunar shots. Nothing like the standard you guys have been getting . Still learning. Also with the problems I had with the mount and our rotten weather , oppertunities are sparse at times.

Looking forward to getting to know you guys/gals.

Clear skies

Pete

#2 antilles72

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:46 PM

Welcome Pete. :jump:

#3 Canon Pete

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:43 PM

Cheers Royston.

#4 waassaabee

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:56 PM

Strap in Pete, you're in for a wild ride!!

#5 dpastern

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:39 PM

Welcome Pete.

Dave

PS do you inhabit POTN by any chance?

#6 gladestar

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:37 AM

Hello Pete, Welcome to the gang.

#7 Canon Pete

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:26 AM

Thanks Gary,Dave and GS

Dave I have been known to trip into POTN now and again , recognised your name as well.

#8 dpastern

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 06:07 PM

tis a small world.

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#9 pubquiz

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:46 PM

Welcome Pete from a lowly Sasenach :smirk:

Tom

#10 Canon Pete

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:25 PM

lol Tom

only 'lower ' by being lower south mate

#11 lineman_16735

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:52 PM

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