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    Default Hello everyone!



    Hello!

    My name is Billy, I am new to astronomy and I live in Portugal (Algarve).

    I have come across this forum a few times whilst looking for tips on the internet and as you all seem so friendly I thought it was time to join and introduce myself.

    I have the following equipment:

    - Skywatcher 8” Newtonian reflector (solid tube) on a dobsonian mount
    - 10mm and super 25 (supplied with telescope)
    - Barlow Lens 2x
    - Star diagonal
    - Moon filter
    - Lazer collimator
    - iPhone mount (to takes some moon shots)

    Where I currently live I am fortunate to not have much light pollution and have a wide open area. I don’t know how long I will be here so I am hoping to take advantage of it! I am considering saving up for a more portable telescope so I can move around without too much hassle and will be asking for advise on this shortly.

    I am interested in all the night sky and am quite happy to just sit outside without any equipment and gaze at the stars. One day I want to own the right equipment for astrophotography but I realize I am far from that point right now and it will require a lot of investment! You have to start somewhere though right?

    That’s all for now,

    Regards,
    Billy
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    Default Re: Hello everyone!

    Hello and welcome to the forums Billy
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    Hi there Billy, Welcome to the forums!
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    Default Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi and welcome to the forums!
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    Default Re: Hello everyone!

    Welcome to AF Billy
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    Default Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi Billy welcome to the forum.
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    Default Re: Hello everyone!

    Welcome Billy. You have a lot of good equipment!
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    Hello Billy, and welcome aboard!
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    Default Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi Billy! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

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    Default Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi Billy. This looks to be a very nice collection of gear to start you off. The best of wishes on your astronomy hobby adventures Billy, e bem vindo ao forum.
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