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    Hello!
    I am fairly new to the hobby as I have been taking an observational astronomy class for the last 12 weeks. We've learned quite a bit so far as to how to find and identify objects using some nice telescopes and I'm hooked. I've recently dug out my old reflector I got when I was 12 (I'm 27 now) and have been having some success in finding many of the objects we've found in class. I'm looking forward to the upcoming winter and hope to have further success in navigating the night sky!

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    Welcome to the forum Thobias. Yep seems once you start looking, its hard to quit. Lot of friendly people on the forum that love to share experiences and help each other. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. Thanks again for joining us here at AF.

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    as you live in Wisconsin I sure hope you already own some nice warm clothing... 'cause it gets cold in the winter ... Good news is however the sky is usually much more transparent and you will have much better seeing in the winter...


    So Bundle up and enjoy the winter sky...

    I'm a senior citizen and have had no luck enrolling (for Free) at our local community college for an astronomy course because the class is always full of paying students... Damn Kids !!!! LOL

    CLEAR SKIES and welcome to these forums...

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    I Hate the winter so I use heated Motorcycle clothing to stay warm while observing in winter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob327 View Post
    full of paying students... Damn Kids !!!! LOL
    Bob
    Yup, that's me! We have so many nice scopes to use at school that I get a little bummed out trying to use my old scope. I still get some good images out of it though! I was able to see M42 pretty well last night, despite some haze.

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    Hi and welcome to our forums Thobias. It gets to be a very addictive pastime.

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    Welcome to the forum. Tell us about your "old" reflector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsandy View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Tell us about your "old" reflector.
    Ah yes. It's a Tasco 4.5" 900mm newtonian reflector on a cheap GEM. It's kind of beat up, and I don't have much for eyepieces, but I can still get some good views of jupiter, as well as some nebulas and star clusters. It's about 15 years old.

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    Hi Thobias ..Welcome to the site ..Thanks for joining us and jumping in ...
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