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#51 maugi88

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:38 AM

Hi mikmant, your going to really enjoy that Z10, great choice.

 

Bill, your C8 is also a really nice instrument.

 

Welcome to cn to both of you. I would also suggest checking out the scope specific forums we have here. Cats and Casses, reflectors (newts/dobs) and the nexstar forum.

 

Good luck folks.



#52 Brianfromsyr

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 01:14 PM

Hello.
I am new to Observing the sky.
My wish is to make my first mirror soon.
I tried to write Stellafane.org to enter their mirror making but later found that email in my drafts folder.
I was watching video online about making mirrors and I was hooked.
4 years of working for a quartz shop as the machine shop forman back in the late 80's early 90's helped to make me feel connected to this.
So far I have an ez binocular mount with a pair of Celestron 25 x 100 binoculars.
I have plans for the mirror-o-matic 20 and an old tube from the CN classifieds from the Meade 826.
Any advice would be welcome.
Brian
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Posted 06 November 2015 - 04:42 PM

Welcome to CN Brian.  You have come to the right place to get answers.  There is a forum here that has a lot of experience with DIY.  Good luck.



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 02:26 PM

Welcome to CN Brian. Great that you could join us and good luck on your scope.



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 07:02 PM

Brian, my hat's off to you. I've volunteered a few hours over the years passing the tool over the club's project mirrors at Stellafane. Enough time to know I  don't have the kind of dedication a project like that takes. I hope you find a way to do it. I'm glad you found us.

 

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#56 nicknacknock

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 11:50 AM

Brian,

 

I have two left thumbs when it comes to making anything  :grin:

 

I can only guess at the satisfaction one would feel by making their own instrument from scratch. Best of luck with your endeavors!



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Posted 08 November 2015 - 05:08 PM

Hello all.  I signed up a few weeks ago.  My name is Am33r


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 07:03 PM

Hi Am33r,

 

Welcome to CN.



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 12:43 AM

Welcome aboard Am33r, glad you could join us!



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 12:54 AM

Hi Am33r and welcome to the gang! I see you are already outfitted with top notch equipment. Wouldn't mind seeing a photo of your custom Exploradome in the Observatories Forum  :waytogo:



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:14 PM

Hello all! I´m Juan Rayo from Honduras, joined recently and, having no manners, went straight to asking questions. Here´s to remedy that a bit, have to say my questions have been met with very kind responses and advice, I can tell this is a great community.


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#62 nicknacknock

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 12:35 AM

Hi Juan & welcome to CN!

 

Your manners are quite fine buddy and I hope you get that 8" SCT up and running pretty soon  :grin:  :waytogo:


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 01:36 AM

Welcome to CN Juan.  This is the place to ask questions and that helps get to know you also.  I agree with Nick, good luck with that 8" SCT, I really like mine!


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 03:24 AM

Hi Juan and welcome to CN. Ask away! We like questions here, and there are bunch of friendly folks around here that should be able to help you with answers. Clear skies. 


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 01:50 PM

Hi Juan,

 

Your manners are right on point. One of the greatest things about CN is the wealth of knowledgeable people here that can help with any astronomy related question, and many more topics. You should not feel reluctant to ask the questions you have in the appropriate forum and definitely not feel bad about asking questions before this intro. This thread has not been around for that long to be honest.

 

Welcome to CN and good seeing.


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:14 PM

Hello all,

I have not been active in astronomy in over half my life.  My father and I are both looking forward to some clear star filled nights looking through a telescope and taking some shots of our night sky.  We are both looking forward to chatting all of you and making new friends and experiences.

Eric


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:38 PM

Hi Eric,

 

That's a really special experience, to be able to share amateur astronomy with a loved one. You've come to the right place. Don't hesitate to ask questions in the beginners forum or others if you have them and have realistic expectations of what you can and can't see well. Course that will depend on your gear and light pollution levels among other factors.

 

Welcome to CN, I am really glad you decided to join our community.



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:47 PM

Hi Eric and welcome to CN, glad to have you here! You will find a lot of helpful folks around here. I hope you have many clear nights to enjoy with your dad. 


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:40 PM

Welcome to CN Eric, now get your Dad to join!!   :grin:

 

I was not able to share this hobby with my Dad, so you have something really special there.  When you have a question, this is the place to be.  If you don't have a question, just post about what you are seeing!

 

Welcome aboard!!   :welcome:


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:38 PM

Hello all! I'm Alexandre and I live in Campinas-SP, Brazil. I'm been had a "chairman astronomer" for a long time, but in my last visit to the J. Kepler planetary in (located in Santo Andre,SP) the presenter invite us to see the sky with anything we have, even the smallest binoculars that is much more interesting than with nothing, specially here in a area with high light and air pollution.

 

Then Iy fiance and I decided to buy one binoculars that we could afford, a Vivitar om-840, it's not a nikon (one action ex 8x40 will cost more than USD 400 here!! ) but we thing that for first one it is ok. As soon it arrives and we do some stargazing we will post it our new and exciting discoveries!

 

Best Regards for all!


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:39 PM

Hello all!

 

I am brand new to the site and so far have found an overwhelming amount of information. I just recently bought my first telescope, a celestron nexstar 130slt. I have always been a space geek my entire life and now so is my 7 year old daughter. I have a great uncle that worked for NASA his whole life and they live down by my parents near Houston. Well long story short we went to visit my parents and my uncle took all of us on a great tour of NASA and that got my daughter hooked. One evening she just started naming off constellations and that night I decided to buy our first telescope. After it arrived we have spent almost every night outside finding something to look at. I live in the Texas panhandle under decently dark skies so its not to hard to find things. In a couple months I will get my company bonus and plan on upgrading but the 130 has been great to my family and I for learning quit a bit about the night sky. I know this forum will also be there if I need it, such a nice community.

 

Thanks for the welcome and hope to get to know a few of you!  :) 


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:57 PM

Hello Alexandria and MKarins,

 

Great to have the both of you. Cn is a fantastic community for tapping into the knowledge of many amateur astronomers. Have fun and good seeing.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:38 PM

aopenna, MKarins,  I`m new to the site just as you are (Aopenna I`m in Central América) and have found it to be a great repository of resources as well of full of people willing to help us new fellas and ladies in the hobby. 

 

So from another newbie, welcome! bem-vindo!


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:08 AM

Welcome one, welcome all!!!!!!!

 

I enjoy reading this thread! So people from so many countries joining the family  :waytogo:

 

Anything you need, just head over to the Beginners Forum and ask away! If you have any particular area that you are interested, check the forums that may interest you. 

 

Need anything, just holler  :grin:


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:50 PM

Welcome Alexandria and MKarins.  It is great to have you join us.  Depending no your interest, I am sure we have the perfect fora for you to ask questions or contribute knowledge.

 

Welcome to CN!




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