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    Carolyn, Welcome! This site is a great place to ask questions. There is a vast amount of knowledge here and everyone is willing to help. The MVAS is a very good group. The members have a wide variety of interests and are very helpful. Near Montville there is a park that has an ideal location for observing. Clear skies, Bob

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    Hi Carolyn, and welcome to the forum. I see you have already discovered folks here are friendly and helpful. Have fun!

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    Welcome Carolyn,

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    Hi Carolyn, and welcome to the forum. I see you have already discovered folks here are friendly and helpful. Have fun!

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    No wonder you have to have such great cable management on the scopes.
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    No wonder you have to have such great cable management on the scopes.
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    Default Re: I'm new to Astronomy, just bought a basic telescope..hi everyone

    Hi there and welcome to the forums.
    My wife said she will leave me if I buy anymore astronomy gear..... Boy will I miss her !!!

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    Default Re: I'm new to Astronomy, just bought a basic telescope..hi everyone

    Thank you for such helpful advice! The weather hasn't been cooperative lately..wind,rain and clouds, but the minute there's a clear sky, I'm going to be outside stargazing. Until then, I'm reading up and learning about it. There is an observatory about a mile from my house, and they hold astronomy club meetings there. I'm going to go to one at the beginning of December (if the weather cooperates). I have the latitude on my scope set but need to read up more, because so far it is still confusing. I'll get it eventually, you all are a huge help. Thank you! Do you think it's a good idea to get a 25mm Plossl style eyepiece to boost what I can see? I read somewhere on here that someone thought it would help (another person with my exact same telescope). I saw Super Plossl eyepieces too when looking on Ebay. What do you think is best?

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    Carolyn, Welcome! This site is a great place to ask questions. There is a vast amount of knowledge here and everyone is willing to help. The MVAS is a very good group. The members have a wide variety of interests and are very helpful. Near Montville there is a park that has an ideal location for observing. Clear skies, Bob

    Yes, I live about a mile from Observatory Park in Montville. Such a lovely place. I look forward to getting involved with the astronomy club, going to star parties, etc over there. My scope didn't come with a case so I have to get one before I can transport it there. Until then I plan to just go to meetings and meet the members.

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    Carolyn, I made the one hour drive to Observatory Park about two months ago. It's a great location and they are making it better. You're very lucky to be that close to a great observing site. The MVAS has an observatory on Rt. 534 but they move there meetings to the planetarium at YSU during the winter months. Good luck with a case. There are many choices in cases/padded soft case etc. I may build something to transport my AD 12. Clear skies, Bob
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