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    Hi all,
    I'm an Italian film music composer with this obsession for visual observation. I came out here 1 year ago and got a 10" Dobson in January. I have been exploring for good spots in a 1 hour range from Downtown LA and isolated 4 or 5 amazing (to a European) dark places where I have been going since then (the best being Templin Highway north of Castaic)...up to now, when after visiting Mount Wilson, someone I met there pointed out that I basically have been repeatedly going out alone in a zone known for bears' and mountain lions' activities. In addition, I used to have a group back in Italy, so I thought to check and see if there are any unofficial groups that meet somewhere near the city, or any other solitary spotter who wants to periodically organize a night with some scopes. I am aware of the Astronomical society, but it's a 2.5 hours drive, which drastically reduces the number of opportunities to actually do that.
    By the way, nice to meet you all and congrats on the wonderful forum!
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    Default Re: New in LA Area looking for astro-mates

    Hi Marco and welcome to the Forum. I've been to Mt. Pinos, that was pretty dark.
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    Default Re: New in LA Area looking for astro-mates

    Great! And you know where I can get to know of people meeting there?

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    Default Re: New in LA Area looking for astro-mates

    Welcome to the forum Marco
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    Hi and welcome to the forums.
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    Hi welcome to the forums (astro mates) where did you learn to speak australian ?
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    Welcome to the forum, Marco, and thanks for joining us!

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    I have not gone to Mnt. Pinos for a star party but have heard from numerous astronomers the parking lot is pretty full any given new moon.
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