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    Default Hello!



    I'm glad to be part of the Forum. I have always had an interest in astronomy with my peak interest and knowledge dating to the age of twelve in 1969. I had a Tasco refractor and I could see the rings of Saturn, and look at the Sun through the included Solar Filter (Yikes).
    I only recently have had time in my life to get back into it and, WOW!! I want everything I see. And the knowledge available on the Web is astounding. I want to get myself a really good telescope on an equatorial mount with as many bells and whistles as I can afford. My new hobby is astrophotography! I have many questions and look forward to being able to benefit from the knowledge of others instead of toiling away with library books and questionable optics systems and training.

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hello Robo1957! Welcome to the forum and thanks for the introduction!

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    Welcome to the forum. Feel free to ask away!
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    Hello and welcome to the Forum

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    Welcome to the forum!
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    Default Re: Hello!

    to this forum, and good to see another Canadian joining us. You'll have to wait for the smoke from the fires to clear before you do any astrophotography, so check out our imaging forum.

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hello and welcome to the forum!
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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hello, and welcome. This is a great site. Everyone is helpful and friendly. Not to mention knowledgeable!

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Welcome from another newbie Robo! Seem to be a lot of real good folks on this site.
    johnnyb - Orion XT10G, ES 62 degree 9mm, ES 82 degree 18mm, Celestron Skymaster 20x80 binocs, Celestron Skymaster 12x60 binocs, Oberwerk 10x60 Marine Binocs, Simmons 10x50 binocs, Vestil CPRO 600, Nikon D90 DSLR with an assortment of lenses and a wide plethora of questions.

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    Hello and Welcome, Robo!
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