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    Default old observer



    I'm new to this forum (may have been a member in the past, not sure), but I've been observing for 25 years, a member of the San Jose Astronomical Association, have had many types of telescopes and binoculars in the past and present, have a backyard role-off roof observatory (convinced my wife by saying I'd move all my astro-gear there, but the winter had all the deck stuff moved in). I've introduced my 3 kids to astronomy, I think they mostly liked going to star parties so they could run around in the dark, they're busy now raising kids, but I've introduce the grand kids to astronomy, they've shown real excitement to this, especially the computerized ones, they are quick learn this. I've built a few telescopes and mounts and bought many more and traded many (wife says I always have too many). I'm partial to SC design, but appreciate all types, but the SC is compact and portable for its capability. So hello to all here.
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    Default Re: old observer

    Welcome to the forum Tom!
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    Default Re: old observer

    Welcome to the forum Tom
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    Welcome to the Astronomy Forum and thanks for joining us. I'm partial to CATs myself even though I must admit refractors look like telescopes ought to look like. Please join in on our discussions ... no invitations are required.
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    Hello and Welcome
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    Welcome aboard Tom. Veteran observers are always appreciated here
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    Hello Tom. Nice to have you back in action again. You did a good thing by getting your kids familiar with astronomy. And now, you're going ahead with the grandkids. Welcome to the forum, and best wishes on your future of working with the great grand kids.
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    Welcome to the forum Tom! Hmm...I should tell my wife something like you told yours!
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