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    Hi everybody, I got into astronomy by accidentally discovering Jupiter with my binoculars. I live in a rural area (where AR, LA, and TX meet.) and was out one night fishing for catfish. While waiting for a bite I noticed an unusually starry night. I keep a pair of 10x40 binocs in my truck for wildlife spotting so I thought it might be neat to look at the moon and stars. Thats when it happened... I "discovered" my first planet Jupiter. Then saw how much cooler the moon is. I was hooked (no fishing pun intended). Who knew night fishing and astronomy could go hand in hand, haha. I was in my hometown of Dallas a few weeks later visiting family and checked out the telescope store. The owner listened to my story and suggested I start with a basic refractor scope. He sold me a 70mm Orion and a star map. I have been teaching myself to use it for about a year now. I learned to spot new things with the help of an iphone app. Never thought to check the forums for advice lol.

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    Hello and Welcome to the group. Nice that you have a year under your belt. Believe you will find friendly folks here with answers to your questions. Look forward to your contributions.
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    Welcome to the forum, lot to learn in this Forum

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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Nice intro story. Welcome to the forum! We're here to help whenever you have a question.

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    Hello Arklatex. Glad you joined up with us. That was very nice introduction from you too. You came to the right place to further you knowledge and experience in astronomy. Welcome to the forum, and I hope that you catch a lot of new objects in your viewing.
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Greetings and Welcome aboard... Great combination, night fishing and star gazing...
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    great stort - welcome

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    Hello and welcome to the forum . I would suggest you download Stellarium if you haven't already done so .
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