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    Default Greetings from South Carolina



    Hello Everyone, This is a Awesome website and happy to be here.As of now we do not have a telescope but we will be purchasing one for X-Mas.Me my Wife and Daughter enjoy the night skys especially the meteor showers,we live in a rural farm area with no streetlights ect so we have a great view of the sky.I have decided on a Orion, possibly the Astroview 90mm EQ refractor or the 70mm as a starter scope but still looking.Again I'm pleased to have found this forum,I'm sure I'll need some of your knowledge in the near future and hopefully I can share some of my own as I learn.
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    Default Re: Greetings from South Carolina

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Default Re: Greetings from South Carolina

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Default Re: Greetings from South Carolina

    Welcome to the forum ! Nice to see that you can share the hobby with your wife and daughter.

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    Hi from scotland my man & hi too the fam.

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    Default Re: Greetings from South Carolina

    Welcome to this forum...BUT I honestly do not agree with either of the scopes you listed... The EQ mount is a royal pain for newbies to use initially but the viewing position will vary all over the place for everyone in the family to use together... I'm not sure if the astroview 70 also has an EQ mount.. but even if it came on an Alt/Azm (read point it and look) its size is just too small to use as your only scope......

    I do own an astroview 100 mm but I use it ONLY to look at open star clusters..its an f/6 scope and has a ton of false color when looking at the moon or any bright objects...

    I'd tell you to buy a 4.5 inch Orion Dob much more "comfortable for everyone to use at the same time..absolutely no false color larger aperture , and not at all demanding on the quality of the eyepieces ... Sells for $ 250.00 but overall is just a lot better & user friendly scope for the entire family to use...

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    Default Re: Greetings from South Carolina

    Welcome to the forum. What Bob says above makes a lot of sense, at the very least check it out.
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    Default Re: Greetings from South Carolina

    Greetings and welcome to the forum!

    I will third the motion that you should at least look into a Dob. You get the most bang for your buck and it is much more user-friendly for all involved than an EQ mount in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Greetings from South Carolina

    Hello TreasureHunter. You'll find a treasure chest full of friendly people here, who can help you with your questions. I hope santa is good to you this X-mas. Welcome to the forum, and best regards,
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    Default Re: Greetings from South Carolina

    Hi and Welcome to the Forums. Think about getting that 4.5" or even a 6" Dob as your starting scope, just my $.02. You will see many more objects than with the 70mm and these scopes are still quite portable. Good luck!
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