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JsMurf

Hello, New from WA state USA

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JsMurf    4

Hi all. Just joined. Im fairly new to astronomy.  My wife gave me 3 inch reflector for christmas. Prior to that liked to stargaze with binoculars. Since using scope, ive been hooked, but wanted a bit more. Found a used starblast 6" and it is my regular use scope now. Use other occasionally. Im mainly observing, have tried cell phone pic a couple times. Still need practice with that. I have, The Backyard Astronomer and Turn left at Orion for reference material. Have plans made to observe totality of upcoming eclipse in Oregon. 

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Demon Barber    630

Hello and welcome to SGL,look forward to a report of eclipse enjoy and keep your fingers crossed for clear skies,

Regards

Mike

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Galen Gilmore    512

Welcome to SGL! Good to see your already hooked, feel free to ask questions no matter how stupid they may seem.

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Pondus    604

Hello and welcome from Norway. Good Luck With the eclipse :).

 

Rune

 

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westmarch    204

Hi there,

welcome to the forum.  Good luck with the eclipse.

John

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Coco    357

Hi from the UK

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tony210    146

Hi and welcome- the six inch gives you so much more to explore- Tony

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Nyctimene    450

A  warm welcome to this friendly forum from a German stargazer!

Your 6" f/5 scope is a very capable and versatile instrument, easy to handle, and will give you years of observing pleasure; so resist aperture fever (at least for the moment...). Take it to a dark observing site, and enjoy even more!

Good luck with the Eclipse!

Stephan

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seo    243

Hi and welcome aboard. :smile:

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ronl    712

Hello and welcome to SGL, hope you're having fun, see you around the forums.

Clear Sky's.

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theropod    16

Welcome! This forum is a great well of knowledge to draw upon.

I was born and raised in Washington near Yakima, but living in Arkansas now. There are several places out in the desert on the east side of the hills where it is seriously dark. It shouldn't be too hard to find some desolate place to put that scope to good use.

My wife and I are flying out to Sacramento where my son lives this Saturday and driving up to the Albany, Oegon area to witness the eclipse. My first instinct is to go to the John Day fossil beds, but he has a close friend offering us lodging and a 40 acre field. So...

Roger

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cletrac1922    82

Welcome from land down under

If you are planning to observe the eclipse on the 21st August, you will need some sort of solar filter for your scope

I use an Orion glass solar filter on my ED80 and Baader solar film for my 10" Dobson

John

  

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MarsG76    1,879

Hello and welcome.. you lucky bm.... you get to see the eclipse on monday.... 

 

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