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Officially back into amateur astronomy

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I just officially bought my new Bushnell Falcon 10x50 binos! I know it's just a start, (well actually a restart). But I'm in. Yippeee!!

Disclaimer: I need help. Well yeah, that kind of help too. I mean, I'm gonna bug y'all so you've been properly warned. :lol:

Yayy me!
~Eric
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Congratulations on the new bins Eric

Hope you have many clear skies ahead!

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Nice pick-up Eric - congrats.
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helicon wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Nice pick-up Eric - congrats.
Thanks buddy. The mount Gabrielle recommended is next up. I already have an astro chair and astronomy books.
~Eric
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Graeme1858 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Congratulations on the new bins Eric

Hope you have many clear skies ahead!

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Graeme
Thank you Graeme!
~Eric
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Have fun with the binoculars :)
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Lady Fraktor wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Have fun with the binoculars :)
Thank you Gabrielle. :)
~Eric
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Hi Eric. It's great to have you back into the astronomy hobby. Now, besides guitar pickin', you can be pickin' out night sky targets. Thanks for your new equipment report Eric, and congratulations on those fine Bushnell Falcon 10x50 binos.
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Makuser wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:03 pm
Hi Eric. It's great to have you back into the astronomy hobby. Now, besides guitar pickin', you can be pickin' out night sky targets. Thanks for your new equipment report Eric, and congratulations on those fine Bushnell Falcon 10x50 binos.
Thank you Marshall!
~Eric
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Congrats. Without binoculars you aren't a proper astronomer.
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First light report incoming...!
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Good deal Eric! Nice to have you back; I remember a few years ago when you joined the other forum. Funny how we can never quite give it up... ;)

Hope they work well for you and look forward to your views/thoughts!

All the best,
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Ruud wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:55 pm
Congrats. Without binoculars you aren't a proper astronomer.
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Enjoy!
Get off my lawn!!! :lol:
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The Happy Parrot wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:00 pm
First light report incoming...!
The package will be here Monday, my day off! Yippeee!!
~Eric
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Thefatkitty wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:00 am
Good deal Eric! Nice to have you back; I remember a few years ago when you joined the other forum. Funny how we can never quite give it up... ;)

Hope they work well for you and look forward to your views/thoughts!

All the best,
Thank you Mark! I have to be honest, if the people here, yourself included, were not so friendly I would never have returned. So it's your own fault, people! :lol:

Very nice words, buddy. It means a lot to me that you guys and girls are literally my best friends. Well, I have a few friends around here, but you guys always make my day with your wit, intelligence and knowledge. And recipes. Lol
~Eric
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I actually started with a pair of Bushnell 10x50 binos long before I ever got my first scope. I still have them and always use them to scan the skies before taking a scope out. And sometimes I just use them or my bigger 20x80 binos rather than a scope :D

Have fun!
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AbbN wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:57 pm
I actually started with a pair of Bushnell 10x50 binos long before I ever got my first scope. I still have them and always use them to scan the skies before taking a scope out. And sometimes I just use them or my bigger 20x80 binos rather than a scope :D

Have fun!
Abb
Thank you Abb. :D
~Eric
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I'm out. Too many hypocrites in every hobby. Not you Abbn, I just mean that I'm out.
~Eric
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I love my binoculars, I use them more than my scopes :)
Clear Skies,
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Thanks Abbn.
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