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    Default Getting back to after 25 years.



    Hi there everybody!

    I've been out of astronomy for about 25 years, small refractors on Alt-Az, Eeek!

    Getting back into things now I've got the time and money.

    Looking to get into astroimaging, looking at a Sirius mount and an Orion 8" f/4 astrograph... but there's so much to choose from!

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    Hello and welcome to the forums and welcome back to astronomy. Clear skies!
    Balu.
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    I just like this emoticon![/FONT]

    Equipment: Nexstar 8SE mount, ES AR102 refractor; Celestron 8-24mm zoom
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    Welcome, welcome. Don't forget to post your pictures!

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    Celestron 8SE, Explore Scientific 80mm Triplet APO on a Celestron AVX mount, Bushnell 7x35 Binos
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    Sky Glow AP filter,
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    Hi Dlarkin_DC ..Welcome to the forums ...There are 2 astronomy shops within driving distance of you ..Have you been ? company7 in laurel,md and hands on optics in damascus,md ..The first one is more of a very high end shop while the second is a store that has fast friendly hands on service ...Check them out Company Seven | Astro-Optics Division Telescope Shop Index Page and Hands On Optics :: Telescopes, Accessories, CCD and Digital Cameras ..Well worth the trip
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    F4.5 , 90mm refractor 500mm FL , 7in
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    classic Big-mac , Meade eye pieces with a few odd balls thrown in ...
    If you cant stand behind the american soldier ,
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    I second Richs suggestion to take a short drive to Both Company 7 and to Hands On Optics...

    BOTH excellent.. BOTH back up what they sell .. BOTH do not try to sell you anything .. In fact BOTH have talked me out of purchases...
    and most important BOTH are trustworthy

    To be honest I buy a lot of stuff on line BUT for any major purchase I pay the Maryland Sales Tax and buy from either of these two dealers...KNOWING that I will not have any problems IF I run into trouble with a purchase

    Of the 2...Hands On is more friendly in my opinion...

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    I Hate the winter so I use heated Motorcycle clothing to stay warm while observing in winter
    Retired, also have 2 other hobbies
    1. tinker with older Corvettes (6 in garage)
    2. make a heck of a lot of sawdust in my wood shop.

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    Welcome back welcome back welcome baaaccckkk.
    Enjoy the Black cause they can't take it back............
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    Hello and greetings to you.
    Welcome to the forum...
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    welcome back to the hobby,
    this is a great place to be,already a couple of pointers concerning dealers
    to visit for advice on what to buy.
    welcome again.
    clear skies,
    andy

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