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Hello
Posted by Quiet_Warrior on Sunday, December 08, 2013 1:06 PM

I am a 60 year old beginner astronomer nerd.  I recently acquired a pair of 10 X 50 binoculars which quickly led to the purchase of a 114mm reflector telescope.  I am so excited about everything i am learning and seeing.  Any information given to make my journey through the stars easier would be greatly appreciated.Smile

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Posted by Antitax on Sunday, December 08, 2013 1:30 PM

   Well, what kind of observing site do you have?

TS 8x40 Wildlife, 10x50 Marine/Fujinon 16x70/TS 80mm triplet, 6x30 finder, EQ-3 mount, TS 2" 99% diagonal/Celestron C5+ and 6x30 finder, DIY tripod/5" Bahtinov/12" GSO dob, 8x50 finder/Meade 2" 24mm 82°/Hyperion 24,13,10mm 68°/TS Expanse 17mm 70°/SW 7mm Panorama 82°/Ultima 2x barlow/Astronomik UHC-E filter/Baader O-III/Astro Solar 5" & 80mm filters/Sky Atlas 2000/Rükl's Moon Atlas/Canon 400D/5mW green laser

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Sunday, December 08, 2013 2:59 PM

Welcome to the Astronomy.com forums.  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)

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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Posted by Quiet_Warrior on Sunday, December 08, 2013 10:41 PM

Right now it is inside the city limits in a tree lined city park.  There are buildings all around.  I live on the outskirts of town and have to make do right now.  I can see quite a bit.  I found Mars and Venus.  As I progress I will find darker skies.  I am thankful our city has the light pollution law.

 

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Posted by Quiet_Warrior on Sunday, December 08, 2013 10:43 PM
Thank you , Dave. I book, marked it. It looks like an excellent reference.

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