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#1 Sandytoes1963

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:54 PM

HI,
My name is Jeff and I live in SW Florida. I have always had a fascination with the night sky. Four years ago I decided to actually purchase a telescope and look deeper into the stars. After some research I bought a used Meade ETX 90 with the Autostar control, it was wonderful to experiance the familar stars with a much so much more detail.
Alas like many people the times got tough and I was forced to sell my telescope, but with time I have been able to bounce back and purchase my next telescope, a Zhumell Z10 Dobsonian and like a little kid can't wait for Christmas to play with my new toy ( telescope).
I have been using my 10 x 50 Binoculars the last few years and though the views are not quite as spectacular I still smile when I find M31.

#2 Dave74

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

Hey, Glad things are looking up for you. Welcome to Cloudy Nights

#3 Meadeball

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Jeff! You mean you bought your own Christmas present and you're being made to wait until Christmas to open it?! Wow. Dunno if I could be so patient. I'll bet you have a pic of that scope on your computer's desktop right now. :dob:

Greetings from another relative newbie (to this website; been into astronomy since I was 11 in 1976) who also once owned an ETX-90 and an ETX-90EC. Be prepared for a whole new world of viewing with the Z10; your universe is about to get a lot bigger (and brighter)!

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#4 artcarter

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Welcome to CN. You will find a plethora of info here.

I, like you had a scope(Orange tube C8) back in the day but had to sell. I'm now looking to make my next purchase soon.

#5 frito

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

welcome, you will enjoy the views in the Z10 i have no doubt.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

Hi Sandytoes1963 and welcome to Cloudy Nights. You have to wait for Christmas?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

:grin: :jump: :jump:Welcome Sandytoes That is a nice choice of scope that you have made.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

Welcome to CN Jeff. You're going to really like what you see with that new Z10.

#9 hm insulators

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Welcome to cloudynights! :jump:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights.

Provided you haven't already, spend some time learning about collimation and eyepieces for that Dob and you'll closer to off and running come Christmas morning.

#11 Pinbout

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

I have been using my 10 x 50 Binoculars the last few years and though the views are not quite as spectacular I still smile when I find M31.



Welcome to CN. Bino's are great and I still love my 10x50's especially from a dark site. it my white zone sky the 20x80's do a lot more.

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#12 newtoskies

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

Welcome to CN.

#13 Maverick199

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

Welcome to CN! Its the binoculars which got me started. The Z10 will be an excellent scope for years.

#14 Sandytoes1963

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

Actually it is scheduled to be delivered on the 28th of Nov. and I am pretty sure I won't wait till Christmas morning. ( :






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