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Greenwich, London that is.

Hello everyone

I've been interested in astronomy since the late 1960s, and haven't lost my interest despite living under bortle 8 skies since 1977.

Astrophotography seems to require more patience and perseverence than I am now capable of managing, so it's visual only for me.
Looking forward to exploring and paricipating in this forum
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Hello Oldfort. We're all happy to have you on board here at TSS and that was a nice introduction from you. Welcome to the forum Oldfort and the best of wishes on your astronomy hobby adventures.
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Hello and Welcome to the TSS forums. We hope you enjoy the conversation here.
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wellcome in .
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Welcome to TSS!!!

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Welcome to TSS from West Yorkshire.
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Welcome to TSS Oldfort, thanks for joining us 🙂

I also don't have the patience for AP today, I used to do some film back in the 70's.

Don't fret, many of the members here share some mind blowing images, lot's of friendly talented folks here at TSS :)
Clear Skies,
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Welcome to the forums :)
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Hello and welcome aboard!

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Hi Oldfort, and welcome here to the Forum!

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Welcome and greetings from Ohio/USA.
*Older new member here too!
*Love this forum and have had very good luck with the information from members!
*Glad you are here!
Cheers...
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Hello and welcome to TSS. Glad you joined us.

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Hi Oldfort and welcome to TSS!

It is really good to have you here!
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Welcome on board Oldfort!
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Thank you all for the warm welcome.
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Hi Oldfort,

If you are in Bortle 8 skies, then may I suggest Electronically Assisted Astronomy. It can help with light polluted skies.

Welcome.

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:sprefac: Welcome!
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Xio1996 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:24 am Hi Oldfort,

If you are in Bortle 8 skies, then may I suggest Electronically Assisted Astronomy. It can help with light polluted skies.

Welcome.

Pete
Thanks Pete. It's something I have considered, but it can get expensive very quickly. I'd welcome any pointers as to how to do this for hundreds not thousands of pounds (or $, € etc).
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Oldfort wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:17 pm Thanks Pete. It's something I have considered, but it can get expensive very quickly. I'd welcome any pointers as to how to do this for hundreds not thousands of pounds (or $, € etc).
Hi Oldfort,

I agree our hobby has the potential to get very expensive.

It depends how much you can reuse from your current setup? I kept the same scope I used for visual and purchased a camera, though I did dip my toe into the EAA water with my DSLR first. As I had a Windows laptop I went down the SharpCap software route (Free or £12/year for Pro version). I tried to take it one step at a time using the astronomy forums and YouTube to guide me.

Have fun

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