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    Default Hello from France



    I'm new to astronomy and I want to thank everyone for posting such good advise on forums like this one. It helped me a lot in choosing a telescope to enjoy the night sky with my kids. In the end, I chose a SW Mak 127 on a Alt/az tracking mount for portability and ease of use. We've only had it for a few weeks, but we've managed to see Jupiter and Andromeda. It is hard to get everything organized at night with youngish children who often have school the next morning. We only get an hour or so to look around. . . when the weather permits. Still we are having a blast.

    Thanks again for all your help,

    Rob

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    Welcome to the forum Rob!

    Glad to hear that the forum has helped you out. It helped me and continues to do so today.

    Great to have you aboard.

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    Hi and Welcome Rob.
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    Hello Rob and welcome to the forum.
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    hi rob and welcome to the forums.
    that's a nice scope you chose there.
    here's hoping you and your children have some great
    times with it.
    thanks for joining us here at A.F.
    if you need any help,just shout,we're a friendly helpful bunch.
    clear skies,

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    Hi Rob!

    Bienvenue à bord!

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    Hello, Rod and welcome to the forum !

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