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  1. Hello Everyone, My name is Forest Fernandez. I am a hobbyist Photographer that just started getting interested in Astrophotography. I started last year in 2016 with my current set up, a Canon 5D Mk3 w/ a Rokinon 24mm on Tripod with a shutter release. In my about me section you can go to my facebook where i have some of my photographs that i've taken. I will try to include some of them in this post as well. I went out every night last summer to take photos, really diving in to try to learn as much as i could. I fell in love! I am now interested in buying a Telescope that i can adapt my Canon 5D Mk3 to. Ideally: I'm looking for a telescope that will allow me to photograph Nebulae specifically. Galaxies would be great, but i know that only one or two are visible to beginner to intermediate telescopes. So far this is what i've learned that i need from researching telescopes: LARGE Aperture, more light i can pick up the better. Telescope that can pick up low light objects in the sky, i.e. Nebulae. Equatorial Mount, for the Photography element. Dobsinian i've been told is the way to go for low light Nebulae's and such. ADVICE: I am looking for advice from experienced astrophotographers here on the following things: - Any other factors i need to take into consideration to get what i'm looking for. That would be great. - I'd like to be able to make decently sized prints of these photographs, but i know that often times lower budget telescopes don't have great print quality. Any advice? - Telescope suggestions to pair with my Canon 5d Mk3. I have roughly a budget of 3,000$. I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's input. Thanks!
  2. Hi there, I currently have access to a Skywatcher 200p and am loving it although imaging is a bit tricky with it for deep sky objects. However I will be losing access to it later this year. This obviously means I need to reach into my pockets and buy something for myself. My main aim is to photograph the Messier list of objects which means I need some sort of tracking scope setup. My question is which one...? I'm not looking to break the bank so preferably something under £1000 but if that isn't possible then I could go a little bit higher... Portability would be useful but not an absolute must. I currently have a DSLR so that would need to be able to be fitted to it as I can't quite justify buying one of the proper sky cameras at the moment. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Simon
  3. I am a newbie and want to know how to view Jupiter. When I do this myself, when I start focusing it becomes smaller and brighter and I am not able to observe the bands. PowerSeekerAZ.pdf
  4. Good morning everyone, Just to start out, a little about me: I'm US Navy stationed in Sicily, Italy, originally from lower Alabama. I've always been an Astronomy geek, pointing out the stars and planets to friends at night....nothing beats a calm, windless, clean night out in the middle of the ocean. Other than what I've picked up over the years sky watching and reading, I've recently finished up my second semester of Astronomy so I have a decent understanding of the sky....but I know bare minimum about telescopes. I never owned my own telescope and it's been a while since I've looked through one. I did some research and almost bought an entry model celestron a few years bac, but didn't. I like to consider myself beyond beginner, so I'm looking for an intermediate level scope. I've done several telescope finders and seen several reviews. On a budget of under $1,000, but would rather stay closer to $500. I want to see the moon yes, but more interested in the planets and deep sky objects. I will be traveling with it...by traveling, I mean driving about an hour or more to get to a nice dark field. With that I've eliminated a dob, as an option. I'm looking for something that will fit in my car, and a grab n' go/no hassle. My main question is does a newtonion/reflector type require much maintenance? like if I pack it up and drive to spot am I going to be fumbling with it in the dark, trying to get a clear picture? I really want something no-hassle and spend more time viewing than aligning. The reflectors get more aperture for the money over refraction type. Astrophotography is possible, once I get more comfortable and can afford it, ill get a mount, but other than that a simple iPhone snap will suffice. That brings me to my next point, I'd like to explore and would rather spend the money for a good view, than the motorized mounts. Are the motorized mounts really worth it? I also planned on getting a eye-piece/filter kit. So, I've narrowed it down to the Celestron Omni XLT 120mm- the entire Omni line keeps popping up best reviewed/high rated lists; The Orion SkyView Pro 8". Like I said I also plan on getting a filter/eyepiece kit. Any other options or are these good?: no-hassle, decent deep sky/good planet view, $500-$1000 budget (including eye-piece kit), fit in a car. It's my first telescope, so I want the best bang for the buck, not a beginner scope. I'm an adept learner so I'm not scared off by non-computerized mounts (and I want to learn to use without it). Thank you for the help!
  5. Tarantula Nebula ( NGC 2070 ) in Large Magellanic Cloud ( LMC ) by Mike O'Day. The Tarantula Nebula ( NGC 2070 ) is the largest and brightest emission nebula in the nearby irregular galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud ( LMC ). At a distance of 160,000 light years away from us, the Tarantula Nebula is so bright that it would cast shadows on the Earth if were as close to us as the Orion Nebula in our galaxy. New version ( April 9 ): ( please click / tap on image to see larger and sharper image ) ............ Older versions: And here it is re-processed to try to reduce the red background ( due to light pollution I think ) without impacting the colour of the stars too much ( please click / tap on image to see larger and sharper ) Details: Nebulae: NGC 2070 Tarantula Nebula NGC 2048 NGC 2060 NGC 2077 Open clusters: NGC 2042 NGC 2044 NGC 2050 NGC 2055 NGC 2091 NGC 2093 NGC 2100 Image centre ... (nova.astrometry.net) Field of view (arcmin): ... Telescope: Orion Optics CT12 Newtonian ( mirror 300mm, fl 1200mm, f4 ). Corrector: ASA 2" Coma Corrector Quattro 1.175x. Effective Focal Length / Aperture ): 1410mm f4.7. Mount: Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT. Guiding: TSOAG9 Off-Axis-Guider, Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2, PHD2 Camera: Nikon D5300 (unmodified) (sensor 23.5 x 15.6mm, 6016x4016 3.9um pixels). Filter: none. Exposures: 100 sub exposures ranging from 1s 100ISO to 240Sec 400ISO HDR processing of 5 sets of images Pixinsight & Photoshop 20 December 2016 / April 2017
  6. I got a few recommendations from Sky Watcher that seemed reasonable: http://skywatcherusa.com/ed-apo-refractors/proed-doublet-apo-refractors/proed-80mm-doublet-apo-refractor.html http://skywatcherusa.com/maksutov/sky-watcher-maksutov-cassegrain-102mm.html http://skywatcherusa.com/maksutov/sky-watcher-maksutov-cassegrain-127mm.html The 80mm looked fairly tasty but I don't really know if a refractor is the right choice for the AllView. I really wanted to step up to the 100mm refractor but it is to long for the mount. Sky Watcher indicated there may be a competitors 100mm that might be short enough but... isn't the 100mm designation the width of the tube or the length of the internals? Could i find a better choice than the ones listed or should I just pony up for the 80? For that matter I dont even know if the 127mm Mak-Cass would be the better choice. I want to be able to see as far as possible. I want Saturn's rings, the great spot of jupiter, and potentially some galaxy, nebula or whatever is reasonable for that telescope. Some fov would be nice but I am beginning to gather that that is a trade off. I made a questionable purchase of the AllView, pleasse help me maximize it's usefulness. thanks Jonathan
  7. When the barrel of my meridian 675x4.5" reflector telescope falls below around 30 degrees it just falls down, and will only come back up above 35 degrees. This makes it impossible to observe objects towards the horizon. Any help would be much appreciated.
  8. So I'm on the lookout for a first scope and I found an advertisement for a Meade 2060 LX6 in my local classifieds for $675 CAD. I tried looking up this particular scope and it seems that it's an older model, so there isn't much to be found in the way of reviews or manufacturer information. Does anyone have experience with this type of scope? Would it be good for a beginner? It's just a little above my price range, considering that I was looking into getting a SkyWatcher 8" dob ($550 CAD). It seems as if the guy is offering a mount a fork mount along with it, as well as some other accessories. Here's the original text of the ad: Clean MEADE 2080 LX6 wide field schmidt cassegrain telescope with Meade wedge (with fine tune knob), heavy field tripod (large enough for 10"), Meade LX6 quarts drive fork mount with Hand box and Meade dec motor installed, 8x50 finder, piggy back mount and choices of either a celestron visual back and diagonal (1.25) plus a Vixen 20mm NPL eyepiece or Celestron Plossl 26mm. OR a Meade 2" hybrid back with 1.25" insert one one of the above eyepieces and front cap. Note: front cap does not sit fully as I have replaced the collimation screws with knobs for easier collimation. I can put the original screws back in for you but you collimate. The inner coating on the corrector plate is faded in one section from a cleaning years ago. No idea why that happened but dos not effect viewing so never bothered me. The LX6 line-up was designed with a bright f6.3 Multi coated optical group (1280mm fl) as opposed to the usual f10 2100+/- set ups in most 8" sct scopes. These were designed for brighter, wide field viewing where nebulae, star fields and the like were more targeted than high-power planetary viewing and are great for imaging purposes. That said, lots of aperture for higher power eyepieces and the Saturn rings are easily made out even from my part-country location at 26x or more. Venus in phase is brilliant (it is in phase now with a lower crescent position.) $675 for set up 1 and $775 for set-up 2. These are not toys. This is not a goto. Also includes Meade travel case and literature. Located 1/2 hr west of NewMarket. Thanks.
  9. Good evening everyone, I'm looking into buying my first telescope. Interested in planets and DSOs. I've narrowed it down to 2 scopes: the Orion SkyView Pro 8" reflector and the Celestron Omni XLT 150 refractor. A few people on here highly suggest the SkyView pro 8", but I'm curious as to how much maintenance is going to come with it? I'm American living in Sicily, so it's not easy for me to go to a shop and ask for help! From the price and high ratings of it, it's very appealing. But on the other hand I understand the refractors require almost nothing, just keep the lens clean. Any comments?? Thanks
  10. ( click tap on image to see larger and sharper ) This image shows multiple bright nebula and star clusters in an area adjacent to the the Tarantula Nebula ( NGC 2070 ) in the nearby irregular galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud ( LMC ). The largest of these are the bright pink nebula in the upper right part of the image ( NGC 2014 ) and the blue nebula in the lower right ( NGC 2030 ). Details: Bright Nebulae: NGC 2014 ( upper right, pink) size 30 x 20 arcmin Mag +8. NGC 2020 size 2.0 arcmin NGC 2030 ( lower right, blue ). NGC 2032 . NGC 2035 size 3.0 x 3.0 arcmin NGC 2040 size 3.0 x 3.0 arcmin Open clusters: NGC 2002 size 2 arcmin Mag +10.1 NGC 2004 size 2.7 arcmin Mag +9.6 NGC 2006 size 1 arcmin Mag +11.5 NGC 2011 size 1 arcmin Mag +10.6 NGC 2021 size 0.9 arcmin Mag +12.1 NGC 2027 size 0.7 arcmin Mag +11.9 NGC 2034 NGC 2041 size 0.7 arcmin Mag +10.4 Image centre RA 05h 33m 25.583s, Dec -67° 18' 02.586" (nova.astrometry.net) Field of view (arcmin): 58.8 x 39.2 Scale (full size image) 0.585 arcsec/pixel Telescope: Orion Optics CT12 Newtonian ( mirror 300mm, fl 1200mm, f4 ) Corrector: ASA 2" Coma Corrector Quattro 1.175x Effective Focal Length / Aperture : 1410 mm f4.7 Mount: Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Guiding: TSOAG9 Off-Axis-Guider, Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2, PHD2 Camera: Nikon D5300 (unmodified) (sensor 23.5 x 15.6mm, 6016x4016 3.9um pixels) Filter: none HDR combination of four sets of exposures: 9 x 300 sec ISO 200 4 x 120 sec ISO 200 4 x 120 sec ISO 100 4 x 60 sec ISO 100 Pixinsight & Photoshop 29 January 2017 link: 500px.com/MikeODay
  11. Hey folks, I know this might seem like a stupid question but I am about to buy myself my first telescope and I am confused by the telescope itself being much shorter then the stated focal length (The focal length is supposedly 1000mm, but the telescope itself is like 40cm). I've spent hours on the internet trying to find out as much about telescopes as I could but I didn't find any page that would answer this question. Thanks in advance
  12. I have acquired an old 1960s Newtonian telescope which I am reconditioning as part of my STEM Ambassador volunteer work with a school in Bury St Edmunds. It's currently I my garden but when it's in a fit enough state it will move to the school grounds and hopefully be the seed of a new Astronomy Club in the area. I've already started doing after-school solar system and rocket making/launching sessions, so hopefully the scope will grow the club into something accessible to many children in the area. The reason for the post is I'd like to discover more about the provenance of the scope, so I wondered if any SGL members would be able to help? The primary mirror is 300mm diameter, the secondary elliptical mirror is 63mm (minor dia) by 90mm (major dia). Estimated focal length 1560mm, so f/5.2-ish. The tube is 1.6metres from the back of the primary box to the front of the tube; the front tube is 390mm diameter. It stands on a massive concrete block, angled at 52 degrees, which takes 4 men to lift... So far I have stripped it down, cleaned the bearings and regreased them so it is useable. I successfully collimated it with a Cheshire - first light showed not much coma, so happy with that for now. The focuser is rather tired and it needs at least a RA drive to make it easy to use, and the primary needs recoating. I believe it originally came from Norwich Uni, but I have no details. If anyone recognises this magnificent instrument or knows anything about it, please let me know - it'd be great to share this with the school as excitement mounts! Current state, in need of a lick of paint Original state (old photo)
  13. Hi guys, Been in to Astronomy / Astrophotography for a good deal of my life. That said with life generally getting in the way with ups and downs, I now find myself in a position where i can really start to get into Astronomy again. What i was querying is that i have a red dot view finder on my Meade Polaris 130MD, What i was wondering is in the images i have uploaded i have a 20-60x60 spotters scope, Can anybody give me some of your advice and wisdom as to how i could use or if possible utilise it on the ring behind my viewfinder, i ask as i have no battery and like a numpty i left it on to die, Forgot to also mention that i use the scope on a EQ2 mount if that helps, I like to try and get some shots of the moon with my D5300, it does enough for what I'm happy with. Any help and information will be greatly received. Cheers Mark.
  14. Hi I have a Sky-Watcher telescope, model AC 120/600 Startravel BD AZ-3 that I want to use to take photographies. This one: http://www.astroshop.eu/skywatcher-telescope-ac-120-600-startravel-bd-az-3/p,16710 I have an "old"(2009 model) Nikon D3100 camera and a t-ring, but the thing is that my camera won't read the t-ring. I read online that it's too old to be compatible with a t-ring. So I wondered if anyone knows about any camera models I can use? I'm thinking about getting a new camera because of this and I would like some recommendations. Which cameras do you know are able to "read" a t-ring? I would prefer the cheapest models Thank you for your time
  15. Hi everyone, My partner bought me a second-hand Tasco 302911 and I'm keen to get out and use it. I have read that these are not the best scopes but as I am a complete and utter beginner I'm not too worried about that right now. Can anyone point me in the right direction (to articles, YouTube videos etc) which can help me to understand the absolute basics of setting up and using a telescope like this? I have no clue what any of it does and any instructions I've found are all in a foreign language to me (all the jargon is difficult to wade through rather than the instructions being in French!). Any pointers for a total beginner would be gratefully received. Thank you in advance
  16. I came across two company photographs of telescopes during manufacture at the Secretan factory in Paris - anyone know anything about these? Date? Where they ended up?
  17. Does atmospheric turbulence create a limit on how large a telescope we can build on Earth? For example, if we could build a telescope where we could see the curiosity rover on Mars, could we actually see it? I am aware of adaptive optics but thought these would also have their limits at high magnifications.
  18. William John Macdonnell was one of the leading amateur astronomers in late 19th century Australia. Since he was a child, Macdonnell was fascinated by the the stars and went on to own several good refractor telescopes, two of which have survived. In the 1880s Macdonnell was branch manager of the Bank of New South Wales at Port Macquarie and constructed an observatory in the backyard of the bank! Around 1885 he bought a 6" Grubb refractor which was imported from Dublin and cost 250 pounds. By the 1890s however Australia was in severe economic recession; Macdonnell was forced to sell his telescope and left the bank. He found new work as a financial consultant in Sydney with a salary of 50 pounds per year! The Grubb refractor changed hands several times, at one point being used by another important amateur, E H Beattie, until it was put in storage in 1921. Fast forward to 2005 when the telescope was finally bought by the National Museum of Australia and restored to its original condition. The link below shows a video of Hermann Wehner demonsrating how the telescope was set up and used: http://www.nma.gov.au/av/portmacquarie/the-southern-sky/a-night-of-observing/ It appears that Macdonnell's fortunes slowly recovered and in retirement he was able to purchase a 4.75 inch refractor made by James Parkes and Son of Birmingham in November 1907. Macdonnell died in 1910 and the telescope was subsequently bought by Sydney industrailist Ernest Wunderlich who later donated it to the New South Wales branch of the British Astronomical Association. It is now preserved by the Sydney City Skywatchers. Macdonnell with his Parkes telescope
  19. I am new to using telescopes, and this is my first. I have assembled the telescope and can view an image on a nearby island (in the day) and the moon (at night). I can attach the camera however I just see a black image. I would love to be able to attach my camera to the telescope and capture what I am seeing! Not sure if I need to attach an adapter or fit a specific lens? Any help would be much appreciated! Many Thanks Alice
  20. This is an open project "Ubuntu Astronomy" for amateurs. Free Live DVD distributive designed for astronomy amateurs. This DVD contains different astronomical programs, for example: planetariums, image processing, astro-hardware control, INDI drivers, etc. Based on Ubuntu 16.04. You can download *.iso from its page https://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntu-astronomy-16-04/
  21. Cross post from other forums, so sorry if somebody already it) Good day, dear astronomers. Read the forums for some time, but now i'm in need of some advices. My only experience in AP is from reading many forums and specification of different hardware, so i can count me as noob) And only year and a half observing stars, moon and sun with my 130mm newton). First of all, wanted to say that I live in Ukraine (Odessa to be precise) and one of my friends will be returning here for holidays from NY. So I decided to ask him to buy me some equipment there because its near to impossible to get something decent hardware here in Ukraine (we only have some celestrons, arsenals (gso) and entry-level sky-watchers and other entry level observing equipment (mostly dobsonians and newtons). So the point is that I need to be very precise with my decision on what parts exactly to buy, cause I wont be able to return them (in near future) if something wrong with them, or if I miss some crucial small details. Also wanted to mention that besides AP, I want to use it sometimes for observing moon, sun and large DSOs... 1) On telescope I think I decided already - it will be either this or this - highpointscientific.com GTF81 or this highpointscientific.com GT81. First one comes with built-in flattener (but I don't undertstand one thing - description says its f\5.9, but in specification it states f\6.6). The second one comes with separate field flattener\reducer which takes it to f\4.7). I don't really know what should I buy between those two. Both those comes with mounting Rings and carry handle. First I wanted to take orion Newton astrograph, but i decided against it, because some people said that its bad idea to take reflector as first AP setup, so big thanks to those people!). 2) Mount - here where I really need an advice cause there are plenty of them... I read countless forums, and amount of information confuses me very much. Its also very hard to decide cause nowhere here i can see them and i can only rely on forums or youtube videos. SO after several weeks of lurking i found several mounts. a) Vixen Sphinx SX2 - there are a lot of vixen mounts out there, so its hard for me to choose. iOptron iEQ45 Pro - same here, many iOptron mounts, very different opinions on them as i read on the forums. c) Orion Atlas Pro - another suggestion i found on the forums. d) and the last one which i find the most appealing(!) and also many good reviews about this mount - Losmandy GM-8 - many good reviews and also i found some pretty photos out there in astrobin with this mount. But i want to be sure here.. i assume that WO-FTG will fit onto gm8, right? or i will need something in between(sorry for dumb question) and about the mount itself - in optcorp link it shows that it comes with a tripod, which is around 200$ (so obviously mount alone is about 200 less). Do i need to order mount separately and order better tripod for it? Another thing that concerns me - should i get GeminiGOTO system for this mount? it adds a lot of money, tho i don't sure if i need it... And how does that digital drive on the mount operates? Can anybody give me a link or tutorial for losmandy mounts setup for AP without GOTO system and how does it work with PC? 3) Guide scope - WO Guide scope, tho it comes with rings, which are already exist in WO GTF or GT models of scopes. Maybe there are better ones there, so i can be open for suggestions. 4) Camera - here I'm confused also, but found some good reviews on new ZWO 1600 camers (with cooling). Color and monochrome ones. I cant decide which one to take, but thinking about monochrome one, cause there is a good chance that i can find filters here. If you had some experience with other cameras in same price range, i will be glad to hear which ones)). Also it would be cool if you can advice me what company should i take filter from? I know about astronomic, baader and thousand oaks. And how exactly do they connect to telescope? I know that's between camera and telescope itself, but how they differ in connection types? I can just plug them? (sorry again for dumb question) 5) Diagonal for observing - found some models (also read that mirror is better then prism, but also price changes too). From Vixen there is Vixen 2" Dieletric Coated Diagonal 50.8mm and more pricy one is from AP - mirror (i assume later one is mirror, so that's why its so expensive). 6) + some more eyepieces for observing, but i think i can find some for moon and maybe sun. 7) And solar filter.. I'm not familiar with filters for refractors(. I have one filter for my Newton right now, but it works like a cap. Is it the the same for refractors? or they can be like special filter for eyepiece? I think that's the only questions i wanted to ask for now, but i'm sure there will be a lot more stuff to ask) Sorry for the wall of text, i hope i could express my thoughts correctly, my English as you can see still sucks). Thanks a lot in advance and for your answers) PS also important thing that i don't wanna miss some cruicial things, that i couldn't order later here. I'm afraid that i might miss some cable, or plate, or something while ordering)
  22. First off thanks in advance. I've been around astronomy my entire life and used plenty of telescopes but never actually got around to building one. I grew up spending a lot of time with John Dobson so I'm very familiar with the Dobsonian and the concept of grinding mirrors etc. I'll likely be building two telescopes. The first as a proof of concept and to actually get it done then a much larger one that will take a lot longer and not be portable. I'm buying a farm and I may actually build an observatory to house it as well. The farm is at 9000ft and should provide amazing viewing. As I intend on building the much bigger telescope second should I build the first one in the same style mount and configuration or do you not see that as a big deal? For the first telescope I was planing an 8" Dobsonian style. I could go bigger or smaller. I'm not concerned about length so I'd take the focal length that makes sense. I could grind or buy a mirror. For the second telescope I have no idea. I'm skilled in construction but I don't want to build something massive just to have it. If there is a simple answer like "you can go up to X inches with this style" or "you'll see incredibly marginal returns after X inches" or "after X inches it gets 10 times as expensive" let me know. My guess is there isn't a simple answer. I'm not afraid to take on too massive of a project and I've got a decent budget. I also have the time to hand grind mirrors etc. I'd assume the first one I'll keep under $1000 USD and the second one I'd be open to finding out what my options are. $10,000 USD isn't a problem but naturally I don't want to throw money away and if something really awesome can be done for more I'd entertain it. Thanks ahead of time and from what I've read in the past that this awesome community has produced. Jastronomy
  23. over here all i can find is Meade, Celestron, and Orion. now i have seen yall mention your love of Vixens and TAL's are they readily available in the US? with out a HUGE import tax?
  24. Hello! I have a question on how can I mount my camera to my Sky-Watcher Starquest 130P telescope? I’ve watched so many videos about it and there’s so many different answers on what I need to do that. At the moment, I have 2x Barlow lens and a DSLR. I know that a T-ring is also necessary but is there anything more? Any help is highly appreciated, thanks! (I’m really new to telescopes and astrophotography in general so I hope I don’t say anything dumb)
  25. Please find for sale my SkyWatcher 250 Reflector and NEQ6 SynScan mount. The reflector has of course been used and shows sign of use on the outside of the tube but the mirrors show little sign of wear or tear apart from a few dust specks. As you can see from the photos the Scope is in very good condition and all viewings are welcome. The NEQ6 mount powers up but refuses to move. This may be just an update to the handset or maybe the gears need a touch of TLC due to itself being sat doing nothing for so long. The tripod is missing the locking pin that pulls the plate up against the legs but this will be reflected in the price. i would like to offer this to the SGL community as I know it will go to someone who will appreciate the kit and do so much more with it than I’ve been able to. Given the fact I haven’t used this kit for a few years now and I’m also moving house, I know longer have the time or room for it so this is the only reason for sale. *** Update 26/1/2020 I have purchased a new support shaft for the tripod and I have also got the NEQ6 moving so the motors seem to be absolutely fine, please see latest video attached of the NEQ6 powered up and moving. Skywatcher 250 - £200 NEQ6 - £450 Collection only from Walsall/West Midlands Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them. Wishing you all clear skies wherever you are IMG_2242.MOV
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