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    Quote Originally Posted by chinard View Post
    Thanks, i was looking at the RASC site already, unclear what the benefits are.
    Also wondering if there is a good used market for scopes and accessories, already seen astrobuysell.com which is a great start.
    The only used astronomy gear websites I know of are astrobuysell, astromart, and the classified in cloudynights are pretty good.
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    Kevin here from Edmonton! Amateur star gazer...recently purchased the Celestron AVX mount & 6" refractor and loving it so far. Going to keep my XT8 but absolutely loving the AVX tracking abilities for visual viewing...less time tweaking the dob and more time to change eyepieces/filters. Got a polar scope so I'm still working on the whole polar alignment/star alignment process. Going to use my Nikon D7000 for now but will eventually head towards long-exposure astrophotography.
    This seems like an awesome resource and will definitely be spending some time here.
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    Welcome to the forum Kevin Enjot the new gear and clear skies!
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    Hi. My name is Richard Bethell and I recently bought a small 70mm refractor telescope for terrestrial (birds, ships, etc.) and for moon and planets) A short while ago I was trying to explain something to my 6 year old grandson about the moon, and I realized how little I knew about astronomy, and our solar system. I decided it was time I learned (I am now 66)

    I had a hand-me-down telescope from my grandfather years ago and i remember how amazed I was using it to look at the moon. i hope to share the scope with my children and grandchildren as a start.

    After reading a lot, I've started to buy new eyepieces, and started reading about astronomy. The internet is a wonderful source of information, much much better than what we had 50 years ago.

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    Hello and welcome to the forums Richard
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    Hi Richard, welcome to the forum! A 70mm is a great little scope; easy to set up too.

    Enjoy the time spent here and any questions, just ask

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    Hi Richard and welcome to he forum.
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    Hey, im from sexsmith alberta (just outside grande prairie). i like looking at just about everything up there haha. i have a 10 inch dobsonian telescope

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    Hi. Paul here. Living, and newly retired, in Waterloo Ontario. Returning to an interest I had 50 years ago and yet to get my newly purchased Skywatcher Flextube 250 out for some gazing. Have, however, experienced that my wallet is much lighter and thinner these days!

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    Hey Paul, welcome. In the 70's I lived down the street from you in Stratford and spent a lot of time in Kitchener /Waterloo. Went often to a place called "Farmer's Market" off King street I believe

    The good or bad, depending on your perspective (and wallet ), is that there's a great telescope store there - https://www.kwtelescope.com/

    Have fun!
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