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    Welcome to the forum! What mounts are you using for those nice refractors?
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    Thanks everyone! Don't you know, as soon as I got the Quark filter warmed up, loaded in the mount, the clouds rolled in!
    Yes, I went a little crazy with the gear for sure. I'm 52yrs old , my two kids are 19 and 20yrs old, they don't really have much time for dad anymore:-( A few years ago my wife passed away suddenly, I shouldn't really say suddenly, as it was 2 weeks of pure hell for me and the kids. I've been sorta looking for something to keep me busy. I've had a old crappy "big box store" scope for many years, that I never really used, pretty apparent why I never used it! I was rummaging around in the attic and saw it sitting in the corner and well, the rest is history.
    I have a feeling that I'm gonna meet some good people in this hobby, just to bad I didn't start sooner.
    Thanks again!
    Joe

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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Two really good things about this hobby is, there are lots of really great people in it (especially here on the forum) and it's never too late to start.
    LX200 ACF 8"SCT(Supercharged), Apertura AD12, Celestron C6A SCT, ES 102CF Apo triplet, ES AR102, ST90, Apex 90mm Mak, ST80(modified), ETX60, Oberwerk 25x100s, 15x70s, 8x56s, Kasai 2.3x40s, Celestron AVX, CG4, SLT, LCM, Obie HD Parallel Bino mount, Canon T5, Meade DSI2 Pro, Phillips webcam, Explore Scientific 30mm, 24mm, 18mm, 14mm, 11mm, 8.8mm, 6.7mm 82 degree EPs, ES 24mm, 20mm, 16mm 68 degree EPs, Baader 9mm Ortho, Meade 5000 SWA EP set, many more various EPs, Baader Moon&SkyGlow, FringeKiller, SemiApo filters, Celestron UHC, Meade 4000 Nebular Filter, Kson OIII, DGM NPB and lots of astro stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyP66 View Post
    I've clearly lost my mind! I've become addicted and probably need some kind of counseling!
    Ha! We all have. Welcome to the forum and you will find no cure for your ails here as we are all enablers of the addiction.
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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome, Joe! So many live in light polluted areas, so take advantage of those dark skies! And yes, a club is a good way to see others in action and meet others with similar interests. Let us know how it goes!
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    EPs: Nothing fancy, mostly Plossls: 32mm, 25mm, 12.3mm, and 7.5mm. 2x Barlow.

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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome mate! Enjoy being here (it's the best place to be when nights are cloudy...) and enjoy many clear skies to come!
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    mount: nexstar se, nexstar slt
    ep: seben zoom 8-24mm, seben 20mm, seben 12.5mm, skywatcher 10mm, skywatcher 25mm
    bino: celestron skymaster 15x70

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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hi and welcome to the forum, Joe!
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    Hi Joey! Sounds like you really got yourself fixed up with scopes!
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    Welcome to the forum!
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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    welcome from central pa
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