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    Default Starting out in observing



    Hi all, I'm just starting out my journey in Astronomy. I've had an old refractor for decades which I've gotten out regularly to look at Moon and planets, but I've recently purchased a 2nd hand 8" Saxon Newtonian on a Skywatcher EQ5 Pro mount, and am slowly learning how to use it! Looking forward to learning more about observing with EQ mounts, mount configuration and setup, and astrophotography.
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    Hello, and welcome aboard!
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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums!!!
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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome and congrats on the new telescope!
    Let the adventure begin!
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    Welcome to the forums
    What type is the old refractor?
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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

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    Hi FunkyHoratio, and welcome here to the Forum!

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    Hello Horatio and welcome to the Forum!
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    Hi there welcome to the forum.
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