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    Default Hello from Mold, North wales



    Im a newbie to the world of astronomy and ive got to admit, i only got my scope because it looked like a rocket launcher sitting on display in the middle of PC world. (yea im a 40 year old man that never got past 21 in the head). The scope i got was the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD (Motor Drive) (it looked most rock launcherish lol).
    I got it home and it was set up (as i thought) with in a hour and become addicted. After a few weeks of helpfull youtube vid's and reading i got it set up and have never looked back. That was about 6 months ago so i thought id make the next step and join a forum with like minded ppl to chat about my hobby

    Hope every1 had a good xmas and will have a gr8 new year

    Danny

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    hi danny and welcome to the forums.
    thanks for joining us here at A.F.
    clear skies,

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    Hello Danny and welcome to our forums. There's loads of great info amongst the various forums on the site, enjoy!

    Clear Skies

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    Welcome to the forum Danny, and the astronomy bug bits yet another, if you don’t already have it down load Stellarium you will find it very helpful and it is free program. Enjoy the night ski and clear skies to you.
    Fred, I served in the U.S. Navy from 84-88
    I am just getting into astronomy with my kids. I have a Bushnell 3” reflector with a 20mm and a 4mm E/P, along and Tasco Starguide 4 with a 20mm and a 10mm E/P.
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    you will find it very helpful and it is free program. Enjoy and clear skies to you.
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    Welcome to the forum and clear skies to you!
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    hi danny and welcome to the forums
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    Welcome to the forums Danny!
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    Hiya moldy danny, warm welcome , stay onboard and enjoy the ride, this is the best forum by far overall, there is fifty five thousand pupil,s + in the class, so plenty of answers available . I was down in mold last april buying paving block,s for a project of mine . so know where you from. kind regards daniel

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    thank you every1 for your worm welcome !! i have been looking through the forum but i have to admit im a wee bit lost on some of the topics !! but ill get there thank you all agin

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    Hello Danny and welcome to the forum!

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