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#1 gaurav

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 01:32 AM

Hey folks I created this account long time ago, till now I have been reading what others have to say about their rigs.

 

I created this post because I just ordered my first telescope :

GSO 6inch F/6 Imaging Newtonian OTA

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BRESSER MESSIER EXOS 2/EQ-5 Mount with GoTo

 

and few eyepiece lenses GSO 40mm, 25mm, 9mm Plössl

also a GSO 3 element 2.5x Barlow

 

This will get me started atleast.

 

Let's see how this experiment goes smile.gif


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Posted 28 January 2022 - 01:38 AM

Welcome to CN!


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Posted 28 January 2022 - 02:22 AM

Ha, you beat me! It only took me 5 years and 3 months from opening a CN account to getting my first (as an adult) telescope (I'd had one much earlier as a child through my teenage years).

 

Welcome aboard and enjoy your new scope!


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Posted 28 January 2022 - 03:10 AM

Ha, you beat me! It only took me 5 years and 3 months from opening a CN account to getting my first (as an adult) telescope (I'd had one much earlier as a child through my teenage years).

 

Welcome aboard and enjoy your new scope!

Haha thanks, to be honest I had forgotten about this account ;)


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Posted 28 January 2022 - 04:07 AM

decent choices. don't worry about the goto at first, just get out and look with the 40mm. orion is a great target, that six inch should show you quite a lot. f6 will play quite well with the range of EPs you've chosen.

 

after orion you can try and hunt down the Andromeda galaxy and Triangulum. if you can't find it manual, try goto.

 

use a planisphere to identify the bright stars

 

careful with the moon though. it is bright enough that looking at it will be painful. order a polarized filter.


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Posted 28 January 2022 - 05:09 AM

A 6 inch f6 newtonian is about as versatile as you can get.


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Posted 28 January 2022 - 07:33 AM

You might consider purchasing an extra tube ring, or making a “Wilcox ring” to assist with tube rotation. Kind of important with my 10” F5, not as big a deal with 6” F5, so you might decide it isn’t necessary at 6” F6. But something to be aware of and consider.

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 07:41 AM

You might consider purchasing an extra tube ring, or making a “Wilcox ring” to assist with tube rotation. Kind of important with my 10” F5, not as big a deal with 6” F5, so you might decide it isn’t necessary at 6” F6. But something to be aware of and consider.

Scott

Just out of curiosity, do you transport your 10" tube? If yes, how and what precautions do you take?



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Posted 28 January 2022 - 08:00 AM

GSO 6inch F/6 Imaging ... Bresser Messier EXOS 2/EQ-5 ... and few eyepiece lenses GSO 40mm, 25mm, 9mm Plössl also a GSO 3 element 2.5x Barlow

This will get me started atleast.

Weclome, Gaurav! We look forward to your observing reports!

 

You will also need collimation tools. If you are good with your hands -- modeler, builder, crafts -- you may be one of the adroit people who can collimate with simple tools, such as a 35-mm film cannister.

 

In any event, good luck, and (as always), Clear Skies!

Mike M.



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Posted 28 January 2022 - 08:05 AM

after orion you can try and hunt down the Andromeda galaxy and Triangulum. ... use a planisphere to identify the bright stars ... careful with the moon though. it is bright enough that looking at it will be painful. order a polarized filter.

The GoTo ability will be a good teaching tool, and I agree that being able to star-hop will be an important skill to learn. I am not sure about the need for polarized filter. Neutral density "Moon filters" are inexpensive; shipping can cost more than the filter. But I do agree that you will not want to view the Moon more than quarter phase. It will hurt and it will ruin any dark adaption for about 20-30 minutes or more.

 

Best Regards,

MIke M.


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Posted 28 January 2022 - 09:35 AM

The GoTo ability will be a good teaching tool, and I agree that being able to star-hop will be an important skill to learn. I am not sure about the need for polarized filter. Neutral density "Moon filters" are inexpensive; shipping can cost more than the filter. But I do agree that you will not want to view the Moon more than quarter phase. It will hurt and it will ruin any dark adaption for about 20-30 minutes or more.

 

Best Regards,

MIke M.

Thanks for the tip, the price difference between a "moon filter" and a polarized filter is 10x here. :)



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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:41 AM

Welcome!   I agree with what someone else said about Go to.  I found it VERY frustrating at first.  And since I was unfamiliar with the sky, I didn't know if the scope pointed directly at the Go To star.  Becoming familiar with the brighter stars will certainly help you.  Good luck!


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Posted 28 January 2022 - 12:06 PM

Welcome to C/N! welcome.gif

 

That's a great start to this hobby. You can take that scope just about anywhere. waytogo.gif


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Posted 28 January 2022 - 08:13 PM

Just out of curiosity, do you transport your 10" tube? If yes, how and what precautions do you take?

I have an Orion padded bag. I put it in back seat and buckle it in with middle seat belt.

Scott

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Posted 29 January 2022 - 05:45 PM

I have an Orion padded bag. I put it in back seat and buckle it in with middle seat belt.

Scott

I do exactly the same.  Peace of mind, and less collimation lol.gif

 

Welcome on board CN, Gaurav!  In what part of the world are you located?


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Posted 29 January 2022 - 06:17 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights! 


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