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    Default Re: Hi All!!

    Hi Tom. A fun read introduction from you. So many of us had to put the astronomy hobby on the back burner for many years, due to family and job demands. Welcome to the forum Tom, and back into the astronomy hobby.
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    OK, here's my First Light Report. The weather has been hot and rainy for the last few days but today was absolutely beautiful - comfy temps and the rain had given way to skies with wispy clouds. I live in a heavily-wooded neighborhood and wasn't prepared to drive to a more suitable location, but I grabbed the scope and headed out into the yard. Lo and behold, the Moon shone brightly in a clear sky with Saturn just below it. I had excellent views of craters and mountain ranges with the 25mm ep but, even better, Saturn's rings were clearly visible. I think my wife might have been more excited than I - while I had that old Tasco as a boy, this may have been the first time she'd actually used an astronomical telescope.

    Since I hadn't aligned the scope, I had to keep the two in view manually. I hope that the skies will clear more tomorrow night as I plan to travel to a site to really give the scope a proper workout with a correct alignment.
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