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    Default Hello from Germany!



    Hello dear forum members.
    After more than five years of inactivity some days of visibility of comet Lovejoy in January induced me to get my 8" LX200 out of the garage to have a look on Lovejoy. Unfortunately nothing happened when I started the telescope - it was dead.
    Since then I'm collecting information in the web what may be the reason for this failure. In the German astronomy forums I didn't find what I'm looking for and therefore I'm very happy that I accidentally found this forum. Meanwhile I could pick up much helpful advice in the Meade LX200 Telescope Forum.
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Hello from Germany!

    Welcome Back!! I too had a hiatus of a few years between my first step into astronomy. It is a wonderful hobby!
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    Default Re: Hello from Germany!

    Hello Mick and welcome to the forum! Glad you have joined us! You might want to post any specific questions on your LX200 in our LX200 Subforum: Meade LX200 Telescope Forum

    Welcome again Mick, and I hope you can resolve your scope issues soon!

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    Default Re: Hello from Germany!

    We are glad to have you join us! There are indeed many knowledgable people here. Hopefully one or more will have the answer you seek.

    Enjoy!
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    Default Re: Hello from Germany!

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Default Re: Hello from Germany!

    Hi and Welcome to the Forum! Many of us have had breaks for five years or more, or even decades, before we got back into the hobby. Life does seem to get in the way at times.
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    Welcome !!
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    Default Re: Hello from Germany!

    Welcome back Mick. Hope you can get your scope sorted out quickly.
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    Default Re: Hello from Germany!

    Hi Mick. A great introduction from you. And, as the others have stated, many of us have had to put the astronomy hobby on the back burner due to family, job, or relocation issues. I am glad that you are actively back into the hobby, and you should get that nice LX200 up and in running order again soon. Welcome to the forum Mick, and the best of wishes on your resumed astronomy hobby.
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    Default Re: Hello from Germany!

    Willkommen


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