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    Default Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast



    Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast. I'm a complete newbie to stargazing any advice you can give would be great. Would also like to make contact with any other amateur astronomers down here on the coast.

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    Default Re: Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast

    Hello Missouri Dave from Alabama! Welcome to the forum and thanks a bunch for joining us!

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    Hello and welcome to the forums
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    Default Re: Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast

    Hello and welcome! My advice would be, go slow, don'buy more than 3 scopes in your first month
    Kidding aside, glad you've joined us!
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    Default Re: Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast

    Hi Dave, and welcome here to the Forum!

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    Default Re: Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast

    Welcome Dave! I am also new here. I have been thoroughly enjoying this forum. My advice is roam around here, read the posts, ask lots of questions. I have yet to have my questions go unanswered...this is a Great group of stargazers and very knowledgable people.
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    Default Re: Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast

    Hi Missouri Dave and Welcome to the Forum!
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    Default Re: Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast

    Hello and welcome to the Forum! Depending on where you live in Al, here are some clubs in your state that you might be able to link up with:https://www.astroleague.org/societies/AL

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    Default Re: Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast

    Greetings welcome to the forumz.

    As far as advice?

    Get one of these !

    https://www.amazon.com/Vestil-CPRO-8...bserving+chair
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    Default Re: Greetings from the Alabama gulf coast

    Hi missouri dave,

    Welcome to the group!
    I'm on the Mississippi gulf coast and this forum is my astronomy club. Great resource here. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.
    Great chair ulteriormodem! That will be on my wish list. I use a bar stool. It works, but the one in your link is a caddie.

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