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    Default Hello from Colorado Springs.



    I'm "Super" new to all of this, don't even have a scope yet. Just in the planning stage because I want to take pictures. (done everything else with my camera, so want to branch out into the stars). Looking at the Meade LX80... 6"-10", not sure yet. Wanted to stay under $2000. Just trying to soak in all this new lingo and learn as much as I can about the equipment.

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    Hi from scotland my man.

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    Default Re: Hello from Colorado Springs.

    Welcome to the forum. The AP experts will be along to answer your questions.
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    Default Re: Hello from Colorado Springs.

    Hi James, welcome to the forum. Clear skies.

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    Default Re: Hello from Colorado Springs.

    hi james and welcome to the forums.
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    Default Re: Hello from Colorado Springs.

    Welcome!
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    Default Re: Hello from Colorado Springs.

    Welcome to the forum. I want to get into some AP myself but it is hard to do without spending a fair bit of money. For short exposer work you can get away with a lot less. What I believe to be a good overall book for beginners is "The Backyard Astronomers Guide" By Dickinson & Dyer. The book fairly well covers all the initial things that you will need to know and helps to decide what you would like to do.
    You can get great advise here from the experienced folks. You are at the right place to learn.
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    Default Re: Hello from Colorado Springs.

    Go to the AP section and read read read thats the way I learned, most of the lingo .. also do some searching in these areas it will yield a ton of info
    good luck in your hunt

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    Default Re: Hello from Colorado Springs.

    Hello colorado springs, I was there last week at Peterson AFB. It feels like a greener Tucson there. Welcome to AF and clear skies!

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    Default Re: Hello from Colorado Springs.

    Welcome to the forums...
    Enjoy the Black cause they can't take it back............
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