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    January, 2014
Posted by chazt on Monday, January 27, 2014 10:06 AM

Hi everybody. My name's Charlie. I've been fascinated with the night sky since I was a small child. I've joined this Forum to learn more about the stars and star gazing. All I've got is a basic pair of binoculars, but I do want to purchase a telescope after learning from the knowledgeable folks here, what may best suit my needs. Forgive me in advance if I ask what may seem to be dumb questions. For the time being I'm going to sit back, read, and learn. Thank you very much.

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Monday, January 27, 2014 1:16 PM

Welcome to the Astronomy.com forums, Charlie.  You may find some of the information on astronomy and amateur astronomy presented in my post entitled Advice for Beginning Amateur Astronomers under General Stargazing helpful.

http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/observing/f/1/t/49111.aspx (previous posts will no longer hot-link here since the last forum upgrade)

It would be helpful to know just how much you want to spend on a telescope and what your observing goals are.

Dave Mitsky

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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