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John.Sankus
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Hello all, my name is John. I am from Philadelphia PA (Bortle 9 yes), owned non goto telescopes since i was a kid, started getting into video astronomy years ago as well, but recently within the last 5 years, it seems to be exploding with new technology that can help us reach further into the heavens. How Exciting!

Personally, I am an engineer for T-Mobile, taking care of our employee technology endpoints utilizing Microsoft SCCM, Group Policy and other management tools for configuration and security. I am a father of 2 boys (12 and 8) and married to my wife Tonya, who (sadly) are not into this wonderful hobby.

I look forward to getting to know the people who frequent this forum. thanks for allowing me to join!
Mounts - Nexstar SE; CGEM (With adm accessories, landing pad); Az Mount Pro; CEM25P
OTAs - Explore Scientific 80mm APO F/6; IOptron 6" RC F/8; GSO 8" RC F/8; HighPoint 6" Newt F/4; Coronado PST
Cameras - ZWO ASI 120MM; 224MC; 178MC; 294MC Cooled
My Photos: www.LiveAstronomy.org
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Hello John,

Welcome to TSS. Glad you joined us.

Cheers,
JT
∞ 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
∞ Mounts: iOptron CEM60, Celestron AVX, SLT & GT (Alt-Az), Meade DS2000
∞ Cameras: Canon T3i (x2), ZWO ASI120MC, Orion SSAG
∞ Binos: 10X50,10.5X70,15X70², 25X100
∞ EPs: ES: 21 100°, 30 82° X-Cels: 9, 12, 18, 25 GSO:15,20

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Searching the skies since 1966!
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Hello John and thanks for joining! We look forward to your participation.
-Michael
Various scopes, 10" Zhumell Dob, ES AR152, AWB 5.1" Onesky newt, Oberwerk 25x100 binos, two eyeballs
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Welcome to the Forum John !
Neil
Orion XT8i Dob, ES AR102
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Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP, Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2", ES 68* 24mm, 6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP, Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII. ND5/3.8 Kendrick
GX1 Lumix, E-PM2, ASI120mc, SteadyPix Deluxe, iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb
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Hi John! Welcome to TSS and thanks for joining us! :)

:text-welcomewave:
Bryan
Scopes: Apertura AD12 f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; iOptron MC90 f/13.3; Orion ST80A f/5; ES ED80 f/6; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen Polaris
Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett Gemini 12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

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Welcome to TSS, John! You've come to the right place to share your excitement about astronomy!
:text-welcomewave: :Astronomer1: :observer:
* Celestron C6 SCT on a Twilight 1 Alt-Az mount
* Meade 323 refractor on a manual equatorial mount.
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Hello John. It's always exciting to have a new member on board here at TSS. Welcome to the forum John, and the best of wishes on your astronomy hobby adventures.
:text-welcomeconfetti:
- Marshall
Orion Astroview 120ST f/5 Refractor on EQ3 mount
Celestron Omni XLT150R f/5 Refractor on CG4 mount with dual axis drives.
Orion 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain on CG5-GT Goto mount.
Orion XT12i 12" f/4.9 Dobsonian Intelliscope.
Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars. ZWO ASI120MC camera.
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Welcome John,

Thanks for the nice introduction and thanks for joining the TSS forums.
Members like to put out the welcome mat. Have fun exploring.

Clear Skies
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SkyQuest XX12g f/4.9 Dobson
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Nine Eyepieces, Laser and Cheshire Collimators, Prime Focus Camera T-Adapter, Eyepiece Projection Camera Adapter
SynScan WiFi Adapter, SynScan's Software, Stella's router and software on my iPad
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ETX125, LX200 f/10 8” GPS, Meade 6” f/4 Newton Reflector on an Equatorial Mount
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Hello John! Thanks for joining us!!

Dave
Unitron Refractors (60mm, 75mm, 102mm, 125mm), Brandon 94, Zeiss T-1, Stellarvue SV110ED
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Hi John!

Welcome to TSS!

:text-welcomewave:
Gordon
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 and welcome to the forums :)
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Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen ED115s f/7.7
Mounts: Celestron AS-GT, Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, TAL MT1C, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Orion Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
Eyepieces: Antares to Zeiss
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Hi there John, Welcome to the forums!
Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobs, Omni CG-4 Mount, TS Expanse 17 mm ED wide angle eyepiece - 70° FOV - 1.25" and 2" barrel size; Meade Series 4000 filter ND96(0.9), Seben Laser Collimator LK1 31.7mm (1.25"), TS Optics 15x70 LE Series Binoculars, Orion Steady Pix Deluxe Camera Mount & Home made LYBAR chair!
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Hiya John!
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7x50 Helios Apollo 8x42 Bresser Everest 73mm f/5.9 WO APO 4" f/5 TeleVue Genesis 6" f/10 Celestron 6SE 0.63x reducer 1.8, 2, 2.5 and 3x Barlows eyepieces from 4.5 to 34mm
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Hi John, nice intro and welcome to TSS! :D

All the best,
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Hi, and welcome to TTS forum!
Binoviewers expert
CS and all the best
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Welcome to TSS John!

:text-welcomewave:
Gordon
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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Hi John, and welcome here to the Forum!

smp
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Telescopes: Tele Vue TV-85; Celestron C6; Questar 3.5 Standard SN 18-11421
Solar: Thousand Oaks white light filter; Daystar Quark (chromosphere) Hα filter
Mounts: iOptron Az Mount Pro; Explore Scientific Twilight I tripod w/ Celestron NexStar GT mount; Majestic heavy duty tripod
Local Club: New Hampshire Astronomical Society
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Welcome to the forum John.
Ivan


DSO- 18 inch F4.5, 10 inch F6
Lunar- SW 180 Mak
Solar- DS LS100
Binoculars- Oberwerk BT100

And as on clear nights they watch the familiar, unhurried, timeless stars go by in their quiet splendour, they may perhaps achieve that sense of calm and rhythm and beauty that is often denied to worried men and women in a bustling world.
W. A McNair - Starland of the South.
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Welcome to TSS John
Reflectors GSO 200 Dobs , Sky-watcher 10 inch Dobs
Refractors Tasco 10TE-5
SCT C5 on a SLT mount
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Post by Ylem »

Welcome John :)
Thanks for joining us 😊
Clear Skies,
-Jeff :telescopewink:

A bunch of SCTs and MCTs scattered around the house and an Orion ST80.
A big box of Plossls :D
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