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    Default Hello!



    My name is Armen. I'm from Los Angeles, California. Never had a telescope. I have been all overt the internet searching for my first telescope. "Confused" would be an understatement. I'm hoping this forum can help me choose my first general telescope. My interests are planets, nebulas and galaxies.

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hi there Armen, Welcome to the forums!

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    Hi and welcome to the forums!

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hi Armen,

    Welcome to the astronomy forum. What is a good telescope to start with? There are a lot of excellent beginner telescopes that cover a wide range of prices and capabilities. One thing that will really help is knowing what your budget is and some details about the conditions where you will actually setup and use the telescope. One telescope that is computerized to help you find stuff in the night sky (a real advantage in light polluted areas) us the Celestron NexStar 102 mm refractor. Get the book Backyard Astronomers Guide. It will help you learn the basics of astronomy as well as the different options available. Your local public library probably has one or can get a copy on interlibrary load.
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    Hi Armen welcome to the forum.
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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hello Armen! Welcome to the Forum! Also recommend you check out any local astronomy clubs. Should be some in the LA area!!

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

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hi Armen. It's always exciting to have a new member on board with us. And you have come to the right place to learn more about telescopes and astronomy. Welcome to the forum Armen, and the best of wishes on your future telescope purchase decision.
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    Welcome! There are several 'beginners telescope' threads. Enjoy the hobby, and the forum!

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    Hello Armen!
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