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Hello everyone, PapawShane here, from Eastern Kentucky

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Hello! Nice to meet everyone. I am PapawShane, (or just Papaw That's what my grandchildren call me) and I am from Eastern Kentucky, not the greatest place in the world for looking into the sky and beyond, but I take what I can get :D. I ended up cutting most of the introduction out, as it was much longer, but the post was blocked and said it was spam haha. I guess I said to much in the initial draft haha.
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Welcome to TSS PapawShane!!

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Hi and Welcome to the TSS forums. We look forward to your contributions PapawShane!
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PapawShane wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:05 pm Hello! Nice to meet everyone. I am PapawShane, (or just Papaw That's what my grandchildren call me) and I am from Eastern Kentucky, not the greatest place in the world for looking into the sky and beyond, but I take what I can get :D. I ended up cutting most of the introduction out, as it was much longer, but the post was blocked and said it was spam haha. I guess I said to much in the initial draft haha.
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Welcome to TSS Papaw!
Thanks for joining us 🐱
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Hello and welcome to the forums :)
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Welcome to TSS PapawShane!!
Hey, I was born and raised on the Virginia side of the hill in Dickenson county.
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Hi Pawpaw. It's great to have you join us here on TSS. Welcome to the forum Papaw, and the best of wishes for clear skies.
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Hi PapawShane, and welcome here to the Forum!

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Welcome on board PapawShane!
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Hello PapawShane and welcome to the Forum.
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Hello PapawShane

Welcome to the forum.

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PapawShane wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:05 pm ....... I ended up cutting most of the introduction out, as it was much longer, but the post was blocked and said it was spam haha. I guess I said to much in the initial draft haha.

Looks like the antispam software was being a tad over enthusiastic!

Here's your first draft:

Hello! Nice to meet everyone. I am PapawShane, (or just Papaw That's what my grandchildren call me) and I am from Eastern Kentucky, not the greatest place in the world for looking into the sky and beyond, but I take what I can get :D. I only recently (around 2019) started getting into Astrophotography. I have been a sky/star/planet watcher since I was 14, but grew up poor, and could never really spend any money on it. But, seeing Haley's Comet in 1986 (I think it was 86 anyway haha) through a telescope and my first meteor shower, is what started it all. I am older now, I am retired, live alone and now have a little (not much) means to spend on this. I figured I would find some like minded people to forge friendships with, while learning the ropes of Astrophotography and Astronomy in the process. I was self taught, and really don't know much about the equipment, though I am decent with the locations and names of stars, star clusters and constellations, but I still classify myself as a beginner, maybe just a step above the average Joe hehe. I have two beginners telescopes, an Orion StarBlast Equatorial Reflector Telescope and a Celestron Powerseeker. But, I want to upgrade, and find a good camera and telescope for taking good pictures. I hope I don't end up getting on anyone's nerves for all the questions, and I hope this can be the start of a long lasting relationship, with good friends. Hopefully I can learn enough to get the right equipment (Telescope and Camera) take some great pictures, share them with the community and as I said before, make some good friends in the process.

Sorry my intro post was so long. I have a hard time with short answers. I feel like I need to always explain my answer in as much detail as possible haha. :observer:

Side note: I have been using a mount for my telescopes that allows me to use my phone, but I really want to get into much better, higher quality photos.

And don't worry, you won't get on anyone's nerves by asking questions here!

Regards

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Hi PapawShane and welcome to TSS! :D Graeme's right, we do like questions; hopefully we'll have the answers too! :lol:

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Welcome aboard, Papaw!
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Hello and welcome to the forum! :)
I look forward to reading your posts.
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Hello and welcome aboard!

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Hello Shane,

Welcome to TSS. Glad you joined us.

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Hi and welcome to TSS
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