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    Hi All,
    Just a quick note to introduce myself, an Oldie but a newby to this forum and have only been doing amature astronomy as a hobby. Looking to upgrade from the Walmart/KMart to a little better.

    Wish you all good gazing...
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    G'Day Pete

    Great to have yet another Aussie on board!

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    Yay another aussie lol i was born in melbourne the skys are fairly good but the rain pretty much all year round is bad but hopefully u get clear skys

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    Hi pete , welcome aboard the forums . What type of scope were you considering ?
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    Good to have you, Pete. Just jump on in.

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    Hi Peter,

    Welcome to Astronomy Forum.
    Find a telescope that you like from the various vendors and ask us for our opinions. There are many good pieces of equipment available and also a fair amount of junk. Join an astronomy club if possible as that is a good way to get to see different types of astronomical equipment in use.

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    Thanks all, I have ordered some beginner books from myastroshop, so will look forward to the reading, then getting the scope. It seems there is no local astronomny group in my area, but there are 2 groups around Melbourne.

    I have come across a review on this forum for the Meade DS2090MAK, and it seems OK.
    Cheers

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    Welcome aboard, Peter!

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    Howdy and Welcome Peter ... thanks for joining AF.net .... we all hope you enjoy the site and the company here ...

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