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    Default Hello from NE Ohio



    Bonjour, and thank you for having me.

    Been an astronomer since my parents got us up to watch Echo pass over. Observed Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars with a dime store telescope.

    A trip to Lowell Observatory in 1993 rekindled my interest, and inspired buying a Celestron 4-inch refractor. Trips to Mount Laguna Observatory sidelined the refractor. Seeing the ISS go over this past winter while out for my morning walk relit the fire.

    Just ordered a smaller Celestron refractor, 2.75" this time - easier to move around and easier on an old back injury from the Navy. Expect it to arrive in time to still catch Mars at its best. Subscribed to S & T, and plan to have some neighbors over for impromptu star parties.

    Interests include the planets, manmade satellites (which can be seen from the West side of Cleveland), comets, and the Milky Way. Dark skies to all.
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    Welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome to the forums, IndianaBob!

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    Hello Bob! Welcome to the forum and thanks for the nice introduction!

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    Hi IndianaBob, and welcome here to the Forum!

    Congratulations on your new telescope! We'll look forward to hear more from you.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum, Bob!

    Thanks for the great introduction. Impromptu star parties are the best!
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    Hi Bob and welcome to the forum.
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    Hello and welcome aboard!

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