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Hello everyone,
I am new to this forum, but I was a member of the old Astronomyforum.net from a few years back, but wasn't particularly active there. I recently rediscovered my interest in Astronomy and tried to log in to astronomyforum only to find out it isn't around anymore. I believe many from there have found a new home here.

Having been reinfected with the Astronomy bug, I recently pulled the trigger and purchased an SCT - A Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8". Upgrading from a 102mm achromatic refractor to an 8" SCT has been an exciting step! I can't wait to get the scope out to a dark sky location. Currently, I've just been limited to backyard viewing under the light-polluted skies of the Los Angeles Basin. I can't wait until the Planets are visible at a more reasonable time. Haven't had an opportunity to take a look at them through the new scope yet –- It's very inconsiderate of them to show up in the sky WAY after my bedtime, in the wee hours of the morning. ;-)

-Dennis
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Hi Dennis. It's great to have you join us here on TSS. You should enjoy that new Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 telescope for many years. Welcome to the forum Dennis and the best of wishes on your astronomy hobby adventures.
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Welcome to TSS Dennis!
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Welcome to TSS Dennis, thanks for joining us 🙂
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Hi Dennis, and welcome here to the Forum!

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Hey Dennis, welcome back from the old to the new! And welcome back to the hobby; you'll love that scope!

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Hello and welcome. I registered in the AF just around the time it become defunct.
Luckily there was an invitation to check here.
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Hello and welcome aboard, Dennis! Enjoy your new scope, and provide the group with some observing reports!

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Hi Dennis and welcome to TSS!
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Hello Dennis and welcome to the Forum.
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Welcome to TSS Dennis
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Hello Dennis,

Welcome to TSS. Glad you joined us. Looking forward to your posts.

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