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Evening all, i have been lurking for a while now, reading a veritable goldmine of information.

Its about time i said a very grateful thank you for beginning my education,   How many times have some questions been asked yet they are always answered patiently. I have never seen a forum quite like  this you are quite amazing.

i am newb to astronomy - rekindling a childhood interest almost 4 decades later. My main obsession is motorcycles and with it an interest in mechanics, seems i have got myself into another expensive hobby.  Particularly as i  may need to finally learn how to drive a box -  if dark skys are to be found. Which wont be too difficult in Angus  :grin:  Getting them clear appears to be a problem.

Kit wise, i have a SW ED80 and a HEQ5 linked to a laptop with a 8mm & 12mm Vixen NPL's and a 2x ED barlow, Not got to first light with it yet but have been familiarising myself with how it all works.

The plan is to get to know my way around the skies and then get into imaging. 

And ask some questions here of course

Grant

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Hi Grant and welcome to the forum. Nice set up you have started with and wish you clear skies so that you can put it all into practice!

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Hi Grant and welcome to SGL from a fellow imager! You've got the basis of an excellent imaging kit there, many folks start off with something like that. A fine choice :D

Look forward to seeing you around :)

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Welcome to the forum Grant and enjoy that very fine equipment that you have.

I also have a passion for bikes and though there are a couple that I will never part with,

another 1950's machine is I fear soon to be converted to Astro gear.

What is the world coming to! :grin:

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Hi Grant and welcome to SGL, nice equipment to start down the imaging road, you will derive much pleasure in its rewards and frustrations, the imaging sections are a mine of information for you, enjoy :)

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Hello and welcome to the forum :)

Clear skies

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Hi Grant,

Welcome. I'm a newbie too and I'm probably the one getting all the patient replies at the moment :lipsrsealed:

What are you riding at the moment? I too was into motorcycles, my last bike was a Honda Deauville 700. No jokes or jibes please! :laugh:

Hope you have fun with your set up...

Max

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Max,  I have had a captain sensible vfr 750 for 9 years, no jibes this is not the place - but on the dark side lurks a KTM   :angel:

I have problems parting with them too Saganite   :grin:

Its nice to know that i made good choices with the equipment, that came with help from here.  But i do have a few concerns regarding the HEQ5, i'm a tinkerer at heart and not adverse to a bit of modification, so a few of you can guess where that will go, starting with a ADM dual saddle from FLO tomorrow morning  

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Welcome, and I totally agree with your comments about this forum. The people here are laid back, polite, patient with us newbies and very knowledgeable.

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