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Skuzmak

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I've been staring at the stars for many years ( too many :) ), but I've never gone through the effort to learn the sky. Finally decided to take it further, jump in with both feet. After some research I decided to pick up an Orion xt10 classic, went and got it today. Of course, tonight here (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) was cloudy. But... There was a small break in the clouds and I spotted something bright, swung the beast around, put in a 7mm ep and focused (after using the ez finder , which works great btw). Focus, focus....rings!!! Holy smoke, I'm staring at Saturn! Very exciting! Was even able to track it for a bit, no problem. A great start, I can't wait to see more, so much to learn!

Steve

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Welcome to SGL Skuzzy, and welcome to stargazing, more addictive than meth amphetamine! I bet you've already got withdrawl symptoms eh?

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Hi Skuz and welcome to the group - and yup, saturn is a jaw dropper first time round :)

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Welcome!! :)

Saturn was the first object I saw as well.

I punched the air vigourously and danced around the garden for fifteen minutes...

I'm now feeling deep nostalgia for that first light session......

Edited by Beulah

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Hi Steve,

Defintely sounds like your hooked. A very warm welcome to SGL, I'm sure you'll enjoy you time on here.

Steve..

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most people want to see saturn when they are new, i was no exception

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Hi Steve,

A very warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum.

John.

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Hi Steve,

A warm welcome to the forum. :mad:

If you liked Saturn, well just wait till you see Jupiter and the Pleiades star cluster.

Those will really blow you away! :)

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Hi Steve

A warm welcome to SGL

IMO, getting your first sight of Saturn will stay with you forever!

Steve

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Sounds like your enjoying the visuals and Saturn is special - so welcome to the forum Steve.

JohnH.

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Welcome to SGL Steve and what a great place to start your journey of the Universe

Regards

Kevin

Edited by BeyondVision

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