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#4851 CowTipton

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 01:45 PM

Hi all,

 

Mike here, very much a newbie in the western Chicago burbs.

My only scope has been an old Tasco 9f (in poor condition) and currently am waiting for an AD8 Dob to be delivered (HPS says mid-late October.)

 

I've been a lurker on the boards for a few months and have become addicted to youtube videos explaining all the basics of amateur astronomy.

Learning from you all has been great and I hope you won't mind all the questions I'll surely be posting in the future.

 

Clear skies!



#4852 soch

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 07:11 PM

Just upgraded my small 3” to AD12. Waiting for cloudy skies to turn into starry skies in rainy NW.

 

Trying to find info on balancing.  Am I supposed to vary the balance knobs so that top side, with all the accessories and bottom side are equally balanced? That would mean the scope would remain horizontal if I keep the balancing know a loose.

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#4853 Pointsoflight

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Posted Yesterday, 07:08 AM

Hi stargazers! I live in Ipswich, Queensland Australia. I enjoy reading your forums between scopin time Hope to add some southern hemisphere sky to the dialogue, keep up the great chitchat!


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#4854 Gop1ayoutside

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Posted Yesterday, 07:23 PM

Hi everyone, checking in from Houston TX. I am a high school science teacher and ended up teaching an elective course that includes a bunch of astronomy and got interested in stargazing. Looking forward to learning more and passing what I can on to my students!


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