I just got a Celestron C8se for my birthday its my third Celestron computerized scope so I'm not realy a newbe. I just got it back from the shop in Ca it took them 30 days to fix it. Im looking forward to the clouds geting gone so I can test it out.
I hope the weather improves for you Dom..........but you probably haven't heard yet of the curse of new equipment.
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Let us know how you get on, it's thick cloud here.