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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums. Your experience is very impressive and thanks for the fine introduction. I agree with you that what you are suggesting might be an interesting sub-forum.
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    Welcome to the forum. I look forward to seeing your contributions to this forum.
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    Welcome aboard, jonesmi !
    Thank you for your introduction.
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    Welcome to the forum, it is great to have an expert joining us! There have been several requests to start some new forum but somehow that seems to be not so easy, so maybe the telescope forum can be used. Maybe a moderw tor can weigh in.
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    Welcome jonesmi, and thank you for joining us!

    That's a very interesting carrier of yours, as you describe it.

    Looking forward to your contributions,

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome Jonesmi, sounds like your wealth of knowledge would be quite beneficial to the forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesmi View Post
    What I'd like to do here is discuss the possibility of starting a new forum specifically on telescope optical analysis, design and tolerancing. It might start off small, but I think a lot of folks would begin to become interested in it. You already have great forums for mirror making, so this would be an additional resource covering refractors, reflectors and catadioptrics. I am the author for CassDesign, a standalone program for designing all forms of Cassegrain scopes, with the added benefit of optimizing light baffling (method published in Astronomy Technology Today in 2007). What do you think?
    Hi and welcome to the forums!


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    Welcome to the forum, it is great to have an expert joining us! There have been several requests to start some new forum but somehow that seems to be not so easy, so maybe the telescope forum can be used. Maybe a moderw tor can weigh in.
    There are daily calls for new sub forums, some with merit and some not.
    What we usually suggest is for the member to start a group, that way those with a interest can join and participate in the discussions.
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    Hi jonesmi. It's great to have you join us on here. You should fit in in just great with the folks on here. Welcome to the forum jonesmi, and the the best of wishes on your astronomy hobby pursuits.
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