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    New to the site. Having a little trouble navigating and opening different threads. Guess with time I will learn how bounce from one topic to the next. This looks like a great site though filled with fun stuff!!

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    Welcome scooner,

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    Thanks for the welcome! In the city where I live it's gotten worse over the years. Really have to do some travelling to rural areas to get any good viewing, but a 25-30 mile drive can bring some very useful viewing and it's amazing what a difference just that relatively little distance can produce in satisfactory viewing. Of course it's nowhere near the kind of viewing available out in the American Southwest in the desert. Oh well, maybe some day, uh, night I mean.

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    Hello, all!

    I am yet another star-geezer. 60 Years old and actually retired rather than the "semi-retired" Vinnie bandies about.

    Received my first scope back when I was 12 or so and have been pushing glass and assembling parts on and off since then. I have always owned at least one telescope all these years.

    Some may recognize me from my postings on another astro forum.

    BTW, Vinnie and I are drinking buddies even though he lives Down Under and I Up Above. Every time I have a beer, the second one is for him.

    Cheers!

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    Welcome "old_dude"

    Great to see you here brother.

    I am actually having a beer right now, on your behalf. Thanks for the suggestion (as if I need a reason)

    Looking forward to seeing some wisdom from another voice of experience. I'll ignore the "Up Above" comment for now LOL.

    BTW "old_dude" is almost as hairy as I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnie View Post
    Welcome "old_dude"

    Great to see you here brother.

    I am actually having a beer right now, on your behalf. Thanks for the suggestion (as if I need a reason)

    Looking forward to seeing some wisdom from another voice of experience. I'll ignore the "Up Above" comment for now LOL.

    BTW "old_dude" is almost as hairy as I am
    Nah, your "unshaven" chin is hairier than my beard!

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    lol welcome to the forum o1d_dude
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    Did somebody say beer? Harvey Krismas, this IS a friendly place to be! Know I'm gonna like it here. To your health, mates!

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    Yes, beer seems to be an ongoing topic here. Check out the Off Topic Forum for a discussion of Australian XXXX beer and its unfortunate cognate in the USA.
    One of the astronomy hacks that Powerwindows puts up mentions not drinking alcohol during an observing session because of its effect on seeing and on body temperature.
    Well, yes, I KNOW that's true. But it's late, you're alone with the sky, it's quiet. . . Hey, so I didn't resolve the Veil Nebula, oh well.
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    Hi to all on this forum, it is my first time on any forum.I recently purchased my first scope[celesron 6se]and was hoping to gain any relivant tips on using it. i must say it has been an education so far but i think i am getting to grips with it. alfi.

 

 
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