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    Default Novice astronomer in NEW YORK



    I am a retired engineer who has just opened up a box with a classic MEAD LX200 8" and am getting ready to start exploring the sky.I am not really loaded with tons of knowledge about this feild but I am willing to learn.

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    Hello and welcome to the forums toben...
    Clear skies and think you will find lots of help here..
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    hi and welcome to the forums.
    a great family atmosphere here,so jump in!!
    clear skies,

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    Welcome to the forum toben119!! You'll find a ton of information here and many members who will help answer any questions you may have. Welcome aboard.

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    Welcome to the forum and clear skies to you!
    ETX 125PE, Stellarvue 80mm BV & Televue TelePod tripod,
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    Welcome to the Forum, Toben. You'll find tons of information and help from some really great folks here. Nice Scope!
    Clear Skies!
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    Welcome. I am in the position of having more scope than astronomer . Best of luck with you and let us know how it goes.

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    Hello and welcome! Hope you enjoy the forum!
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    Welcome to the Astronomy Forum. You got an excellent telescope. If you run into any problems, we are here to help.
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