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    Default Back after 35 years...



    Greetings All!

    By way of introduction, my name is Sam (Finn). I first began observing toward the end of junior high (aka middle school) with a 4.5" Newt. I continued to observe up through the start of college, and even did a little astrophotography; however, time and cost left me unable to continue. (My last observing session was an all-nighter at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.) I've always missed the observing; now, for whatever reason, I'm actually going to do something about it. After thinking about my interests and goals, and after a bit of investigation, I've settled on a Celestron CGEM 9.25, which I'm on the verge of ordering. I expect to have some fun with visual observing and then ease into astrophotography again (now with a DSLR).

    Anyway, looking forward to learning from the forum and maybe soon sharing my experience(s) as well. Best to you all,

    Sam
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    Default Re: Back after 35 years...

    Welcome to the forum. Enjoy that new scope!

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    Default Re: Back after 35 years...

    Wecome back Sam, It's kinda like riding a bike, right? Just get back on an have fun.
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    Default Re: Back after 35 years...

    Welcome Sam
    I also have a C9.25 and for me it is a great scope , big enough to present great views but still portable and manageable .
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    Default Re: Back after 35 years...

    Hello Sam. So happy to have you with us on here. Congratulations on the CGEM 9.25 heading your way. You chose a great place to join to study astronomy and make new friends. Welcome to the forum, and best wishes on your return to an amateur astronomy hobby.
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    Welcome to the forum Sam! That is a sweet scope you are getting!
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    Default Re: Back after 35 years...

    Welcome back to astronomy and to the Astronomy Forum. Congratulations on the new telescope.
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    Hello and Welcome

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    Welcome sir! Taking the plunge again! Good pluck and clear skies!!

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    Welcome to the forum - have a great time with your new scope.
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