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Hi from The Netherlands

25 Jan, 2019 16:06
Hi, my name is Rishi and I live in the Netherlands.
I am located in the area we refer to as "The Randstad" which is a conglomerate of all the cities in central Netherlands very close to Schiphol airport.
Fortunately I live outside a village in farmland so not too much direct licht but a lot of background light from the huge greenhouses, airport and cities.

Started off with a Star Adventurer and my wifes EOS 6D and assorted lenses
Skywatcher 8" Dobson
Williams Optics ZS61
HEQ 5 Pro
……..(I think you all know how this continues)

Still using a DSLR (6D and 450D non modified)
Contemplating going mono.

Now waiting for clear sky's. The only clear night we have had here recently was during the lunar eclipse.
25 Jan, 2019 19:32
Hey Rishi,

welcome from nearby lower saxony, germany! I think we suffer from the same bad weather conditions since november like you! Hopefully we will have clear sky in february!

25 Jan, 2019 23:36
Drenthe is  one of the places you have to go one time..great dark places here. but some good filters will do the trick too.
have fun !!
26 Jan, 2019 01:15
hi, welcome ,
how do you like the williams?
i just purchased a meade quadruplet,
too c old to try out yet, lol
26 Jan, 2019 07:25
+1 on the clouds   smile

welcome from Utrecht.

26 Jan, 2019 15:28
Welcome from ‘Sweet Lake City’  smile
27 Jan, 2019 09:21
Thanks all.
Still haven't been able to use the Williams Optics in anger. It does really need the Flat61 to give a decent image across the whole image.
Its really nicely built with a nice focuser and a great size. Really the ultimate grab and go.
27 Jan, 2019 14:54
Welcome Rishi! En groetjes uit Groningen :-)
13 Jun, 2019 19:48
Hi Rishi ,and welcome,
I'm from Netherlands  too,from Dordrecht area,so light pollution is huge,but it's OK for EAA.
Is there any Dutch forum or stargazing parties in Netherlands?
Clear sky..
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