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    Hi

    I have been interested in astronomy for as long as I can remember. For the past 3 or 4 years, I've followed SpaceWeather.com. I am so fascinated with solar activity! I would visit all the associated links to see photos of aurora or the like. I also followed the DAWN mission very closely from NASA's JPL website. I am eager to see the arrival at Ceres in 2014! I finally made a decision to get a telescope a few months ago. I did some research for a few weeks about telescope types and decided to get one. I purchased an Orion AstroView 6" Equatorial Reflector almost 2 months ago now. I have used it almost every clear or partly clear night since! My girl is getting very annoyed with my new learning obsession...
    I live close to Detroit Michigan. The light pollution is horrible! I currently have the telescope in an unused room in my home pointing north, which i visit often learning the names of stars, understanding the location of Messier objects, and the paths these objects take in the night sky. I have the best views mostly on the side of my house pointing east. I will be well prepared for a trip to some bright clear skies from what I have learned!
    I have located a few messier objects, I cannot see any structure to them given my location, and/or eye pieces but I hope to learn from all of you & help out if I can!

    Thanks for having this forum available!

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