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Pedro724
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Hi guys,

Pete from Southern England here. Good to be able to join. Was recommended to TSS by a fellow enthusiast after i posted on the Meade4M forum about my LX90 10” RA drive issue. Drive is now removed and hopefully being repaired lol.

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Hi Pete and welcome to TSS!
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Hello and welcome!
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Hello Pete and welcome to the Forum.
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Hi Pete and Welcome to the TSS Boards!
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Hi Pete. It's great to have you join us here on TSS. Welcome to the forum Pete, and the best of wishes on the LX90 10” RA drive repair.
:text-welcomeconfetti:
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Hi Pete, and welcome here to the Forum!

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Hello and welcome to the forums :)
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Welcome on board Pete!
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD F10, 8" SCT F10, 6" SCT F10, Omni XLT 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: 80ST Achro F5.
Mounts: ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; UA: MicroStar.
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Hi Pete! :)
Welcome to the forum! :text-welcomewave:
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Hello Pete,

Welcome to TSS. Glad you joined us.

Cheers,
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Hi Pete!!!

Welcome to TSS.

:text-welcomewave:
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Scopes: Explore Scientific ED80CF, Skywatcher 254N, Orion ST80, Orion Atlas EQ-g mount, Orion SSAG guider. Baader MPCC MkIII coma corrector, Vixen 70mm refractor. Lunt LS35THa solar scope. Skywatcher EQ5pro mount. Imagers: ZWO ASI1600 MM Cool, ZWO ASI533mc-Pro, ZWO ASI174mm-C (for use with my Quark chromosphere), ZWO ASI120MC Filters: LRGB, Ha 7nm, O-III 7nm, S-II 7nm Eyepieces: a few, Primary software: Cartes du Ciel, EQMOD, SGP, Nebulosity, Photoshop, StarTools V1.4
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Welcome to the forum Pete!
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Eyepieces: GSO 30mm, Explore Scientific 70° 25mm, 82° 18mm, 11mm, 8.8mm, 6.5mm. KK Orthos 12mm and 9mm
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Welcome to the forum Pete ! Enjoy !
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Hello Pete

Welcome to the forum.

Regards

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Pedro724 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:34 pm Pete from Southern England here. ... about my LX90 10” ...
Not your first telescope, then, I take it. What kind of observing do you like to do?
(I mean, while you are waiting for the drive to get fixed, we might as well chat a bit, eh?)

How did you get into the hobby?

Best Regards,
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Hello Pete! Welcome.

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Welcome to TSS Pete
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Welcome Pete. Great bunch of folks around here.
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