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Ben Cartwright SASS

Hello from SE Massachusetts

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I am new to this forum although not new to astronomy however I am starting to get more serious about it.

I live 300 feet from a large mall south of Boston but have found a way to beat light pollution!  Solar observing!

 

Rather than trying to get more light we are trying to get less light, sort of.

 

I have a Lunt LS50 with a double stack unit and do solar sketches.

 

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Hi Ben,I guess the Bee Gees song " The lights went out in Massachusetts " is no  good to you then.....Welcome.....Geoff

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Hi and welcome! Don't have a solar scope, but with a Baader filter on my smaller 70mm 'frac I do the odd solar viewing to when I feel like it. Don't have to worry too much about LP with the old solar, just the cloud situation mainly! Same old thing I guess with night time astronomy too! ;) 

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Hi and welcome to SGL - Glad that you found us and hope that you enjoy your time here.

Look forward to seeing you around :)

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Hi Ben, welcome. I won't mention Bonanza...oops. I don't expect you hear it more than about a dozen times a day.

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Welcome Ben.  I haven't done any decent solar stuff for a while.  I traveled over to France for the 1999 eclipse and set up a small telescope to project the sun's image onto a piece of white card.  People wouldn't believe me when I pointed out the sunspots and said it must be dust on the lens.  I rotated the telescope tube and the sunspots stayed where they were, of course. :icon_biggrin:

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Hiya Ben - greetings & welcome to SGL, it's nice to have you aboard! Vermont here - used to live in Eastern MA, too.

Clear and Sunny skies -

Dave

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Hi Ben and welcome to SGL, enjoy your Solar observing and the forum :)

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