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Hello from New Mexico


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Hello to all,

My name is Ray and I'm from Corrales New Mexico (USA). I joined in late August after reading Steve's 3 part review on the CEM 40 mount that I'm considering for my next purchase.

My backyard is good for visual observing and photography to the North and North-East. I would estimate my skies to be roughly Bortle zone upper 6 lower 7; I'm about 45 minutes away from a much better Bottle zone 4 or 5.

I really enjoy astrophotography, I enjoy the technical challenge of the data collection and then the artistic feel of post-processing.

I am looking forward to sharing my experiences to the group. And I enjoy the international feel of this group in particular. Doesn't it seem right that astronomy should be an international hobby?

Thanks for having me.

Ray in Corrales
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Hi Ray and Welcome to TSS!!!
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Cool, welcome to the site, Ray!
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I’m glad you found us!
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Post by Gordon »

Hi Ray!

Welcome to TSS.
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 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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Hello Ray,

Welcome to TSS. Glad you joined us.

∞ Scopes: Celestron CPC1100 #2 Scope: 8" f/7.5 Dob AP Scopes: TPO 6" f/9 RC, ES 80mm f/6 APO G&G Scopes: Meade 102mm f/7.8, Bresser 102mm f/4.5 Guide Scopes: 70 & 80mm fracs
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∞ EPs: ES: 21 100°, 30 82° X-Cels: 9, 12, 18, 25 GSO:15,20
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Post by Graeme1858 »

Hello Ray

Welcome to the forum.


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Hello Ray and welcome to the Forum.
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Hello and welcome to the forums
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Hello Ray.
Welcome to this fine International Forum.
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Hello Ray! Welcome aboard!!

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Hi Ray welcome, enjoy the forum!


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Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining.
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Hi Ray, and welcome here to the Forum!

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Hi and welcome.
And yes - this virtual club is quite international.
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Hello Ray. We're all happy to have you aboard with us here on TSS. Welcome to the forum Ray, and the best of wishes on your astronomy and astrophotography endeavors.
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