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    Just wanted to say Hi to everybody. Just seen Jupiter through a cheap yard sale 60mm refractor that I had from years back. Am now searching the forums & reviews before getting a decent starter scope. Maybe in the $200- $400 range. Just want to take my time researching so I can get a decent one.

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    Hello, and welcome to the forum !

    Do take your time and ask as much as you want. There is a bunch of very knowledgeable people around here at AF.

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    Welcome from Nw Ohio, take your time and read as much as you can , Dont be afraid of the used market , Some good deals to be had there, if you do your home work

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    Hello and welcome

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    Hi and welcome to our forums . As said , have a browse and ask advice if needed.

    Clear Skies

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    Welcome to the forums! Good call on taking your time, the stars arent going anywhere!! Look for local clubs and star parties so you can get some hands on!
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    Hello & welcome from South-east Ohio! Nothing more I can add that the others haven't said but definitely take your time. When looking for a telescope, figure in additional cost for: good lenses if you want to view, type of mounts if you want to do astrophotography, portability if you need that, and if motor driven - type of additional power supplies.

    As an example, I have a NexStar 6SE and for the SE series you definitely don't want to run it on just the AA batteries.

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    Welcome to the forums.
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    Welcome from central Ohio !
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    Welcome to the forums!
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