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    I am unpacking and organizing my books in prparation for my new telescope and resuming my star gazing. My most recent book is over ten years old andd then I have some REALLY old ones.

    I have a binder from Edmund Scientific called "Passport to the Stars" apparently full of activities/projects. Can anyone comment of the usefullness of this? I believe I got it back in the 1960's.

    I have searched through the forums and I read a lot about keeping a journal and a thread or two about setting up the Meade LS-8 ACF which is my new scope. I know I will be making mistakes but I am trying to learn from the experiances of others.
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    Another book to get is "turn left at orion" Great book with descriptions of the stuff you can see season by season ...Oh yea , i haven't heard about the passport to the stars...The journal idea is a great one but i think you will be blown away with the views your new scope will give you and too busy to keep a journal , at least for the first couple of nights ...Congrats on your new scope purchase ..Its a great one from what i have heard and you should be amazed for years with the views ....Have you seen your scope yet ? It is a big one ...
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    I am still unpacking, and somehow I have the 2000 edition of "Turn Left at Orion". The tables are good for another year until 2011. I was called by the dealer yesterday to say the scope was shipped and should arrive next week.
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    Glad to hear it ..Again , congrats on the scope ...
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