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    Default Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK



    I'm looking forward to catching up on news, picking up tips and hearing and seeing how everyone else does it!
    I took possession of my first telescope at Christmas after years of promising myself that I would get one. It's a Skywatcher 200pds f/5 on an EQ3 mount with all the GoTo bits and pieces. I have never felt so frustrated as I have over the last six months! The weather has been dreadful for observing in this area (Worcs). Hey ho! :-)

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    Default Re: Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK

    Hello Steve,

    Welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place to find and share answers and questions.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK

    Hi Steve, and welcome here to the Forum!

    Congratulations on your new equipment. We'll be looking forward to hearing more from you

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    Default Re: Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK

    Hello and welcome Steve
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    Default Re: Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK

    Welcome from cloudy Warwickshire
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    Default Re: Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK

    Hello Steve! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

    Yeah, patience is most definitely a virtue in this hobby, or perhaps a developed skill. I'm still working on mine.

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    Default Re: Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK

    Hi Steve, welcome to the forum!
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    Default Re: Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK

    Congrats on ending the drought and your new scope!
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    Default Re: Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK

    Hello Steve! Welcome to the Forum!!

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    Default Re: Hi, New member from near Evesham in the UK

    HI and Welcome to the Forum Steve!
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