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    Hi there.

    I'm new to using my own telescope though I did hit the planetariums a lot when I was a kid.

    Got to see the Perseid meteor shower from the dark skies at June Lake, CA (alt 7600' and pretty much inside a bowl) while on a fishing trip. Saw quite a few vapor trails that seemed to be a mile away.

    I'm using an Celestron NexStar 130 SLT.

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    Hello aleca, and be welcome! Nice scope you are working with. June Lake? Man, does that bring back memories!

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    Welcome to the forums Alec!
    That shower was beaut, didn't get to see it from dark skies like you, but still impressive. Lot's of people here that can help you along, don't hesitate to ask. Cheers!

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    Hi Alec ... Welcome aboard the forums ....Thanks for joining us ...If you have any questions , please feel free to ask them ..
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    Hi Alec,

    Welcome to Astronomy Forum.

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    Welcome to the forum. I bet the meteor shower was cool.
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    Hi Alec welcome to the forum
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    Welcome Alec. I got to get some good views of the shower too. I was very impressed this year.
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    Hi Alec. Welcome to the forum. Folks here are friendly and helpful. Len
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    Hello Alec. I am also ni Sacramento trying to find others with this interest. I'm a newb still learning the terminology. I just purchased the Skyquest XT8. My son (6 year old) loves it. We watched Jupiter last night. I had to order more lenses though.

 

 
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