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Sandytoes1963
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Reged: 11/24/12

Loc: SW Florida
Hello
      #5539252 - 11/25/12 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.


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Dave74
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Reged: 10/23/12

Loc: Gelatinous, MA
Re: Hello new [Re: Sandytoes1963]
      #5539261 - 11/25/12 06:59 PM

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

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Meadeball
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Reged: 10/22/12

Loc: Midlothian, Virginia
Re: Hello new [Re: Dave74]
      #5539289 - 11/25/12 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.

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)!

Meade


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artcarter
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Reged: 08/22/12

Loc: Olympia, WA
Re: Hello new [Re: Dave74]
      #5539292 - 11/25/12 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.


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frito
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Reged: 10/05/12

Loc: Fremont, CA
Re: Hello new [Re: artcarter]
      #5539298 - 11/25/12 07:29 PM

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

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star drop
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Re: Hello new [Re: Dave74]
      #5539332 - 11/25/12 07:52 PM

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

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panhard
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Loc: Markham Ontario Canada
Re: Hello new [Re: Dave74]
      #5539339 - 11/25/12 07:55 PM

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

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coopman
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Re: Hello new [Re: panhard]
      #5539408 - 11/25/12 08:55 PM

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

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hm insulators
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Re: Hello new [Re: coopman]
      #5541920 - 11/27/12 11:36 AM

Welcome to cloudynights!

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howard929
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Re: Hello new [Re: Sandytoes1963]
      #5541930 - 11/27/12 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.


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Pinbout
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Re: Hello new [Re: Sandytoes1963]
      #5541958 - 11/27/12 11:53 AM

Quote:

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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newtoskies
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Re: Hello new [Re: howard929]
      #5541961 - 11/27/12 11:54 AM

Welcome to CN.

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Maverick199
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Re: Hello new [Re: Sandytoes1963]
      #5541974 - 11/27/12 12:04 PM

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

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Sandytoes1963
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Reged: 11/24/12

Loc: SW Florida
Re: Hello new [Re: star drop]
      #5542032 - 11/27/12 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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