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    Hi Hineas. It's great to have you join us on here. And, that was a wonderful introduction from you. Congratulations on the new 70AZ telescope from your wife. You are very lucky to have both an uncle who can help you greatly in your astronomy endeavors, and a very understanding and loving wife. Welcome to the forum hineas, and best wishes on your astronomy hobby.
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    I have joined other forums, but you guys are probably the nicest group in a forum yet! Thanks for all the help.

    I was out tonight looking at the stars before work, and I decided I need to figure out what to do about a pesky light near my back yard. I am about 0.25 miles from the high school, and of course they leave their lights on all night and there is a field between my backyard and the high school. I wonder if I will need to figure out some kind of temporary wall I can put up at night (maybe a tarp or something) to block out the lights since my fence isn't high enough. If it wasn't for the high school and Walmart a few miles away with super bright lights, I would have a perfect backyard. But now, even with those, it is still great. Like I told my uncle, I was amazed at how well I can see Andromeda with the naked eye from my backyard. Amazing the difference between the metropolatin area in Ohio I just came from compared to rural Colorado!
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    Hi Carl, welcome to the forum.

    Your wife probably doesn't realize the truth in your statement about 'waking the monster' inside. So, while I'm here, unable to sleep, I might as well 'stir the pot' as it were.

    I got into this about 16, 17 years ago, and while I joined a club, there were problems getting to the dark sky sites (Philadelphia suburb, not dark at all!), no regular meetings, no forums like this one today. I got frustrated, disillusioned, etc. My scope sat in a corner, and when I moved to Western Washington state, a lot of rain, and not much opportunity, and my interests were elsewhere.

    However, now, I wish I had not sold my stuff. I had one of these: StarMax 127mm Equatorial Maksutov-Cass Telescope | Orion Telescopes With it, I had the 2 axis motor drive, and a few EPs. This scope was great on planets, and pretty nice on DSOs as well, and with a good polar alignment, something I didn't really learn how to do, it should also be good for short, unguided astrophotography.

    So, something for you to consider.

    For a little less money, you can get a nice 102mm refractor on an upgraded German Equatorial Mount, which also accepts a CG-4 dual axis drive system:

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    From there, of course, the sky is the limit!

    Anyway, welcome to our forum!

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    Welcome and thanks for a very nice introduction! I got stuck in this hobby little over a year ago and it's turned into an obsession... and I haven't even got a scope yet!! I image with my DSLR and tele lens. A scope is on the wish-list.

    Oh and I agree, the people on this forum are the best! Friendly, helpful, always cheering you on. When I first started, posting crap (by my current standards) photos, everyone said it looked great. That inspired me to go on.
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    Sounds like you got the bug (or monster as you say). Welcome to the forum.
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    Wow, your uncle's observatory is a very nice one. It seems like is located very far away from light pollution.

    Well, you asked about objects to see with your telescope. I have a pair of Binos (15x70) and I though you could see with your telescope what I have seen with my binos. I think you can start following the Messier list and since you are in a dark sky I would say that you will be able to see all of them. I love most of the objects in Scorpion and Sagittarius and there is a lot of stuff there! (Check them on Stellarium). I haven't see Whirpool galaxy but I think because I need darker skies so It makes think that you can go at this time of the year for Leo Triplet and most of the Virgo's galaxies. There is a lot of stuff there too and you can get practice locating them. In the Messier list, there are also some nice open clusters to see so let me advice some: M45 (Pleiades), M44, (beehive cluster in cancer) M41 (in canis majoris) , M35 (Gemini) and don't forget the amazing double cluster in Perseus, that is one of most beautiful views in the North Hemisphere.

    Go get the sky and don't forget to tell us about how it looks!!!
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