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I am a older new member. Just started backyard astronomy. Looking forward to learning. I am in the Columbus Ohio USA area.
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Hi Rick and Welcome to TSS!
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Hello Rick! Welcome to the group!! You are in good company. Plenty of us "oldies" hanging here!!

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Hello and welcome...!!!! I'm a new member also....a fine group of folks here and a whole bunch of great information they provide....
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Hi Rick,

Welcome to TSS!

It is very nice to have you here!

I started in my 60's and like Dave said, you are in good company here.

What are your interests and do you have binoculars or a scope yet?
Jim

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Welcome to TSS Rick
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Hi Rick. It's great to have you on board with us here on TSS. Very many of us older members started many years ago in this great hobby but over the years there were some interruptions due to things in life such as moving, job changes, raising a family, etc. But now we are here to stay and having a great time of it! Welcome to the forum Rick and the best of wishes on your backyard astronomy adventures.
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Welcome to TSS Rick!

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Hi Rick, and welcome here to the Forum!

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Juno16 wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:54 pm Hi Rick,

Welcome to TSS!

It is very nice to have you here!

I started in my 60's and like Dave said, you are in good company here.

What are your interests and do you have binoculars or a scope yet?
I have a few binoculars and a scope (HSL Reflector Telescope,76mm Aperture 700mm Focal Length Astronomy Reflector Telescope) and just started to learn to use them. Since I received the telescope, the clouds have moved in and do not seem to clear this past week here in Ohio. Going to set it up and attempt some moon views when time allows. I have no idea what I am doing but looking forward to some night skies.
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Hello Rick and welcome to the Forum.
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Hello and welcome to TSS. Glad you joined us.

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Welcome to the group Rick! We’re never too old to enjoy astronomy.
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Welcome to TSS Rick!
Thanks for joining us 🙂
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Welcome aboard Rick.
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Hi Rick, Good to have you on board. enjoy your stay.
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You made it this site and the people who make it up are the best !
Enjoy it I have learned a lot here !
Gee if I had known there was so much to see I would have started decades ago ! :Astronomer1:

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