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#1 jethro



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

Hi everyone.


I've always been interested in astronomy most of my life, but haven't become serious until last December. I'm 53 years old, getting into this hobby later in life, but have been having a ball with it. I'm sure all of you can understand how life always gets in the way of the fun stuff.


Anyway, it's obvious I'm not as experienced as many of you with astronomy, but I like talk "shop" when I can. The one thing I have learned, there is no thing as a stupid question. So hopefully, everyone in this forum helps everyone else. I will assist anyone who asks for help, if I can.


I've been using an Orion GoScope 80mm Table Top for the last seven months. I love my little scope, but wanted more apeture and a GoTo system to help with some of those elusive DSO's. Last Thrusday, my Orion Skyquest XT12g arrived, and of course, it was cloudy on Friday and Saturday - the only times I can enjoy my toys. But this morning, the weather cleared and I set up my newest baby on my deck. Unfortunately, it's daytime, but I had the chance to take a gander at the moon. The only thing I can say about the view is SPECTACULAR! I can't wait until this Friday night so I can play some more.


So, I won't write a novel. Just wanted to introduce myself. Looking forward chating with all you folks.

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Orion GoScope 80mm Table Top

Orion SkyQuest XT12g

Bushnell Falcon Insta Focus 7 x 35 Binoculars

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:18 AM

Welcome to the forum Jethro,

I hope you enjoy it here, as you say, there is not such thing as a stupid question. There are just questions and in this hobby of ours there are many of them still to be answered. That's the beauty of astronomy, it covers such a huge field of activities that there is some thing for every one, no matter how young or old.

Clear Skies


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

Hi Jethro, welcome to the forum!



Scopes: Celestron C9.25/Hyperstar, SkyWatcher 80ED Pro, WO Star-71 II Mounts: CGEM (Hypertuned), CG5  Guiding: Orion SSAG/ST80/Mini 50, OAG  Cameras: ASI120MC, ASI174MM, ASI224MC, Canon T3i (Baader Mod), QHY10, QHY23


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