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    Default Greetings from the SW desert



    Howdy all! My name is Kevin and I joined a couple of weeks ago whilst doing research on a new scope. I've been into astronomy off and on for most of my life but didn't get bit big-time until Comet Halley came on it's last pass thru the inner system in '85/86 - I was at a rural site outside Albuquerque and ran into a gentleman with a nice 12" dobsonian that he graciously allowed me the chance to look thru. After that the hook was set but until recently I've not been able to make the jump to a good scope.

    All of that changed Wednesday when I picked up a gently used C6SGT down at Starizona in Tucson. Now I get the fun of learning all about the marvels of gotp astronomy. Luckily I know where enough of the interesting stuff is that I can always just use the included telrad and hop around if I feel like it. My next big project will be a permanent pier in my back yard; I'm about 20 miles SSW of the Phoenix metro area so I have resonably dark skies compared to the city. Once the pier is installed I may start to dabble in imaging but for now just want to take my time learning all the little things about the new scope and mount.

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    Welcome to the forum Kevin,

    Enjoy that "new" scope. Should last you for years to come.
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    Kevin, welcome to the forum. You WILL enjoy your new scope and mount. Here is the best resource for Celestron scopes and mounts:
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