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Ford52

Hello from the desert,UAE

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Hello,

 

just a a quick hello from a new member with an “old” astronomers head! Been into astronomy since 10 or 11 now 52. Started with scope bought by parents,the 60 mm Tasco refractor,which got me hooked. Then as I got older with more money progressed onto Orion 8 inch Newt ,4 inch refractor and the OMC 140 ,which was great but with heavy EQ mount awkward to move about and not grab and go. Now own celestron 8se but am working in UAE  and scope  is in storage  at my folks house,set it up when I went to UK this summer but no good nights to use it. Looking forward to using it some day in mild climes ,UAE not great for observing,stays optically hot til early morning,3 am ish and light pollution is a big thing. Will have to be a bit of an armchair astronomer for a little longer,mores the pity.

Anyway,good to meet you all and to becoming a member.

Clear skies to all

 

Ford52

 

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Hi Ford, welcome to SGL :smile:

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Hi Ford. That is interesting about the poor observing in the UAE. I have often wondered what the sky is like there.

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Welcome. I’m sure your patience will pay off. Meantime, hang in and have fun in the armchair! 🙂

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Welcome to SGL, many happy times in Kalba as an Archaeologist.

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Hello Ford52, welcome to the lounge.

 

Rick

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Howdy Ford and welcome to the lounge! This where I'm usually at if I can't do active observing.

Rob

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Hello, and welcome to the community, hope you enjoy your time with us,

see you around the forums.

Clear Sky's.

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