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mahone1978

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Out of the shadows that is!!

Hello everyone,

Thought i`d better introduce myself before I bombard you with stupid questions :mrgreen: .

I`m John, I`ve had a keen interest astronomy for years and last year managed to get myself a telescope.

I had a great time finding my way around the night sky and have been amazed at some of the sights.. i.e. nearly fainted at my first view of Saturn and was dancing a jig the first time i saw M81 ansd M82 together in the eyepiece.....and many more.

Unfortunately due to personal circumstances i`ve been scopeless for a while but am just getting a rig sorted out which comprises a new HEQ5 ( thanks Steve @ FLO ) mount and a Meade 6" refractor. Just awaitng arrival of OTA and need a couple more bits and bobs but i`ll be up and running again in a couple of weeks... Cant wait! :hello2:

This site has already helped me make contact with my local astro club (Hereford) which Until recently I didn`t even know existed! Thanks for that SGL :thumbright:

I should also mention i`m a member of Astro chat and like to say hi to anyone here from over there :wave:

I`ve read through loads of posts already and look forward to taking part in this friendly forum....

A big hello,

John

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Hi John welcome to SGL

A meade 6" refractor. It''s a big beast that scope.

A friend of mine has one, it gives really good views.

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I should also mention i`m a member of Astro chat and like to say hi to anyone here from over there :wave:

There are a number from over there, over here, and vice versa. I'm sure you'll soon feel quite at home :hello2:

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Welcome to SGL.

Yep I'm a member of Astrochat, it's a nice forum.

Cheers

Ant

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Thanks for the welcome, i`m relieved i haven`t broken forum etiquette by mentioning another one....

John

P.S. I`ve got a question about my setup i`ll pop it over in the right place(i hope).

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Hi John - welcome to SGL from another SGL & AstroChat member!

James

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Welcome to astronomy paradise John.

A great place for expert and novice alike. Hope you enjoy mate.

Ron. :hello2:

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Welcome to SGL , John.

You will have to let us know how you get on with your new telescope.

John

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Hi John welcome to SGL :wave: .......6'' refractor what does that equate to in cloud cover? :hello2:

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Well, what a warm welcome! Thankyou everyone.

Cant believe this weather but as soon as I get set up and there is a break in the rain/clouds, I shall post a first light report on my new gear.....

That`ll be a while then!

John

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Hello & welcome John.

That rig of yours is gonna be sweeeeet!

I've been trying to post a first light report for a week now, closest I got was setting up and then watching a dirty great cloud hide everything... :hello2:

Good luck.

Rick

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