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Greetings from Finland

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Hi.
I'm a 57 years old man from Nokia (town), Finland.
I've been interested on/off about astronomy since about 6 years old, but haven't had a telescope until now.
I've always been interested in science and engineering, and read a lot.
I write embedded SW for living, so I might be able to help in such things.
I'm also interested in building some own gadgets.

I'm interested in deep sky, and to some extent, planets. but who knows where my journey leads me to.
When I bought the "tube", I was interested in visual observations, but before I have got a chance to see something
(it's pretty light here in Finland now even in the nights) I've already started to get interested in photography too.
Also as a teen, I was interested of D.I.Y spectroscopy, and that might pop up later.

The "tube" I got is OrionOptics VX12, A bit "heavy" for a starter scope, but...
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Hi turboscrew and welcome to TSS?
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Hello and welcome aboard! Nice scope!!

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Hello Turboscrew.

That's a fine "starter" telescope!

Welcome to the forum.

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Hello and welcome to the Forum.
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Thanks, folks. It looks like the culture is as "advertised". :-)
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Hi turboscrew, and welcome here to the Forum!

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HI and Welcome to the Forums!
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Hello and welcome to TSS! The VX12 is a serious telescope; hope you get to have some great views even with the lack of dark skies in Finland this time of year.
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Hello and welcome to the forums:)
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Tervetolua!

Kaikki neljä isovanhempani olivat kotoisin Suomesta. :)
The lamp once out
Cool stars enter
The window frame.

~Soseki

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Hi! Since you are interested in Astrophotography (AP) and it is one of my passions ask questions before spending money and we can share our experiences - which are not identical. You'll likely get a variety of answers but that will make you more informed - and you'll avoid mistakes that we've all made. The universe is HUGE and so much to see.

In some ways I'm jealous of you being way up north. I get about 4 clear days a month - it's now been 3 weeks since my last venture out to a clear sky and not for lack of wanting. We actually have an entire week without rain, but clouds every s i n g l e night! I'm not sure it's such a curse having the midnight sun, because you get a lot of clear dark nights in winter. You certainly have some time to put together your kit and practice your routine before your dark skies return.

It is a lot of work, but there is also great reward in a good photo. So, enjoy!
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Hi and welcome to the forums!
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Some people don't understand why I love astronomy so much, I cannot understand why they do not!

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Welcome to TSS.

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pakarinen wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Tervetolua!

Kaikki neljä isovanhempani olivat kotoisin Suomesta. :)
How did you learn finnish?
(Nice finnish last name, by the way.)
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Star Dad wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:55 pm
Hi! Since you are interested in Astrophotography (AP) and it is one of my passions ask questions before spending money and we can share our experiences - which are not identical. You'll likely get a variety of answers but that will make you more informed - and you'll avoid mistakes that we've all made. The universe is HUGE and so much to see.

In some ways I'm jealous of you being way up north. I get about 4 clear days a month - it's now been 3 weeks since my last venture out to a clear sky and not for lack of wanting. We actually have an entire week without rain, but clouds every s i n g l e night! I'm not sure it's such a curse having the midnight sun, because you get a lot of clear dark nights in winter. You certainly have some time to put together your kit and practice your routine before your dark skies return.

It is a lot of work, but there is also great reward in a good photo. So, enjoy!
Thanks for the co-operation offer. It might take a while, since I haven't even had my first visual experience with the telescope. I've only owned it for a week. Well, I've already ordered a Canon A590 - 52mm adaptor and an adaptor ring 52mm - T2.
I also have been thinking about making my own "camera" using some camera sensor breakout board and Raspberry Pi.

When it comes to living up north, the balancing fact for long dark winter is that we only get to see about half of the sky. :-D
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Welcome to the Forums!
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BTW, my nick may seem a bit out of place, but the idea is that 'turboscrew' has become almost a my 'trade mark'. If you bump into that nick in some SW site, it's almost certainly me. There are other 'turboscrews' at least in car sites.
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turboscrew wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:47 pm
pakarinen wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Tervetolua!

Kaikki neljä isovanhempani olivat kotoisin Suomesta. :)
How did you learn finnish?
(Nice finnish last name, by the way.)
My Finnish is extremely limited. I learned a little from my grandparents who spoke nothing but Finnish and my parents, brother, and sister who were fluent. I'm much better at German and marginally better at Italian. :lol:

Kiitos, that's my family name before it was "Americanized".
The lamp once out
Cool stars enter
The window frame.

~Soseki

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pakarinen wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:32 pm
turboscrew wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:47 pm
pakarinen wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Tervetolua!

Kaikki neljä isovanhempani olivat kotoisin Suomesta. :)
How did you learn finnish?
(Nice finnish last name, by the way.)
My Finnish is extremely limited. I learned a little from my grandparents who spoke nothing but Finnish and my parents, brother, and sister who were fluent. I'm much better at German. :lol:

Kiitos, that's my family name before it was "Americanized".
Are you grandparents from eastern Finland? Pakarinen is quite common last name in Savonia.
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