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    Default Hello from NY



    Hi,
    I'm saying hello. I live on western ny state, in a rural area that has some darker skies than what you would expect, for New York anyway. I've been interested for a very long time, I've been wanting a scope for several years. I finally made my move about 3 months ago I'm now the proud owner of several scopes! Celestron 8" edge HD, Celestron Omni 102 refractor, ES ED127CF with moonlight focuser, ES ED80 and a ES AR102! I also have a Quark chromosphere and a Lunt60 B1200 pressure tuned solar scope, the Lunt will arrive on Monday, as long as UPS doesn't have its way with it! I've clearly lost my mind! I've become addicted and probably need some kind of counseling! The really horrible thing is the past 2 months the weather has been, plain crappy!
    I'm hoping to join a area astronomy club, in hopes that I can learn to use all this stuff to the best of my ability, but in the mean time I've been reading, studying and getting out to observe whenever and whatever I can In fact, the sky is pretty clear right now and it's a very rare 42degrees Fahrenheit here, so I'm gonna stick that Quark in the ED80 and take a look at the sun!
    Saying hello from NY,
    Joe

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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hi Joe! Dang, man, you reallly jumped in with both feet.

    Congrats on a fine array of equipment, and welcome to the forum.

    Bryan
    Scopes: Apertura AD12, RACI/Telrad; ES AR127, RACI/Rigel QF, Twilight II; Orion ST80, Twilight I; iOptron MC90 Mak, Cube-G Mount; Meade Telestar NG60
    Eyepieces: GSO Superview 30mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES 82º Series; GSO 9mm Plössl; Zhumell Z Series 5mm; Vite Aspherics 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm
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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Nice equipment list. Welcome to the forum. Enjoy. Clear skies.
    Peter.

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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hello and welcome Joey, enjoy your scopes
    Scopes: Antares Elite (Vixen Spec) 105mm f/15 (AIM-9), Modified SLT 102mm f/6.5 (Abe Normal), 2 Modified 150mm f/8 doublet (Frankencannon & Beefractor), Stellarvue NHNG DLX 80mm f/6.9, Vixen ED 115S f/7.7 (Raquel), Home made 150mm f/5 Newt
    Mounts: Manfrotto 055 Pro/ 128RC, Modified SLT, EQ-2, EQ-5, Tuned CG-5 w/ Argo Navis, Tuned ASGT, SXP w/ SB10 Binoculars: Vixen Ascot 10x50, Celestron Skymaster 15x70

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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hi there Joe, Welcome to the forums!
    Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobs; Lunt 60 THa/B1200CPT 60mm; Omni CG-4 Mount; TS Expanse 17 mm ED wide angle eyepiece - 70° FOV - 1.25" and 2" barrel size; Meade Series 4000 filter ND96(0.9); Seben Laser Collimator LK1 31.7mm (1.25"); TS Optics 15x70 LE Series Binoculars; Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount & Home made LYBAR chair!

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    Welcome aboard, Joe! Holy smoke! You went "from zero to sixty in 2.5 seconds" with gear acquisitions! Those are all fine telescopes. I hope your skies clear up soon.
    -Jay
    Binoculars: Swarovski EL 10x50, USGI M19 7x50
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    EP's: TeleVue Nagler 22mm, Delos 17.3mm; ES 82o 30mm; Bresser 70o 25mm; Baader Hyperion 24, 10, 8mm; Celestron Excel LX 2x Barlow


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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hello Joe and Welcome to the Forum! You've really gone all out with that equipment, hope you enjoy the hobby and all your new gear.
    Michael
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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hi Joe. We're all happy to have you on board with us. And, that was a very nice introduction from you too. I must say, that you are starting out with a beautiful and most useful arsenal of telescopes. Welcome to the forum Joe, and the best of wishes on your astronomy hobby adventures from your new location.
    - Marshall
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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hello Joe! Welcome to the Forum Outstanding equipment selection...looking forward to plenty of observing reports!!!

    Dave
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    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome, Joe!
    That's a serious list of Equip. you have there...
    Now you'll forgive me for cursing you out for causing the "crappy" weather we've been having.... @%$&&*(*)(*#^%@#$#%@%^*&(
    There! That's better!
    Enjoy!
    Jim
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