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    Default Hello everybody



    Hi folks, I happen to have found this website almost by chance. I will be honest, I am here exclusively because I needed to ask a technical question about hardware, but I guess it's polite to do things properly

    I am a particle physicist taking my PhD at Temple University, Philadelphia. My supervisor is a hobbyist astronomer, though, and we are collaborating to the Univeristy-wide preparations for the observation of the transit of Mercury in front of the Sun.
    Maybe when I'll have some kind of better paying job I'll be able to afford a proper device for stargazing (yeah, PhD is hard).

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    Default Re: Hello everybody

    Hi there, Welcome to the forums!

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    Default Re: Hello everybody

    Welcome to the forums, most of the membership has moved to a new site at www.theskysearchers.com if you need to ask any questions.
    Good luck with the PhD!
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