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    Hi all. Adrian here, mid 60's and retired. i live in southern Victoria near the coast but plan on running away with my wife in the caravan for a couple of years. i have been into astronomy since i was a kid i guess but only really did anything about it in my 30's. i gave it away after P/Halley (long story) but since retiring i have resurrected the passion. i have built a roll off roof telescope house in my back yard - actually i converted what i believe was a dog kennel. It's pretty small only, 1.8m square but it's just for me so it's fine. i bought a second hand Royal telescope 40 years ago and it's still the only one i have. I like it but i might upgrade to a Dobsonian after i finish travels. (i can't believe how cheap equipment is now :O ).

    As i am just getting back into the field, i consider myself a novice again so am looking forward to learning all there is out there again. Main interests a planetary, deep sky and comets.

    Cheers all

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    Hello and welcome
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    Hi all,

    I am from Perth,WA. Bought a skywatcher 114/900 off marketplace for 50 bucks. Now I am kind of hook. Still learning about everything (literally a blank piece of paper). I am looking forward of getting my first scope, am thinking either 8/10 inch dob. My kids are still pretty young, so it would be pretty much for the backyard viewing. I love to build things as well so I am researching on diy refractor as well.

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    Hello mansunz
    Due to issues with this site the membership has moved to www.theskysearchers.com
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