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#1 MistrBadgr

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:26 AM

Welcome!

 

Looking for a place to "break the ice" and post your first post on the Meade 4M Community Forum?  Well, this is it!  Just start your own new subject and tell us a little about yourself, what brings you to the forum, what parts of astronomy peak your interest, or anything else you would like to tell us.  Members can then reply to welcome you to the forum.

 

We want this to be a friendly environment for everyone and this can be a good place to start.

 

Bill Steen

 

 


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:12 AM

thanks for the acceptance
I have a meade 10" LX200 gps, although I have had the scope for some time I have never had time to use it
I am now retired and look forward to a lot of star gazing, I live in a semi rural community so light pollution is minimal
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 05:49 AM

Hi Maxwell! Welcome to the forum and thanks for the introduction! :)

 

Sounds like you sounds like you are set up to have some great times with astronomy.  I agree that retirement provides more time and flexibility to enjoy an activity like astronomy.

 

I hope you can find time to post about your adventures.  I know I enjoy reading about what others are doing and experiencing. 

 

Best Regards,

 

Bill Steen


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:43 PM

Maxwell,
Good luck and have fun you have a great platform with the LX200.
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:54 AM

Good to have you join Maxwell.



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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:48 PM

Good Evening!

 

Thank you for accepting me to the group. My name is Dave and I live in Tidewater, VA. I Purchased my first MEADE telescope (8" reflector) in 1980 when I was 15 years old and have been a fan of the company ever since. I have recently placed an order for a new 14" Meade LX850. Unfortunately, it is back-ordered but I am hoping to have it within the next 4-6 weeks and look forward to swapping tips and experiences with other members. I hope this finds you all well,

 

Best Wishes,

Dave



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Posted 13 August 2020 - 04:11 PM

Hi Dave! :)   Welcome aboard!  That 14 inch LX850 should provide a lot of adventures.  I look forward to hearing about whatever you care to share.

 

Best Regards,

 

Bill


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Posted 22 August 2020 - 12:23 PM

Hi all!!

 

just got myself a Meade 114 telescope, and am hoping to get some pointers from the forum about astrophotography.

This is my second scope, and the fascination and interest hasn't faded. Yet!!

 

Philip

 



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Posted 22 August 2020 - 03:38 PM

Hi Phillip!

 

Glad to have you on board! :)

 

The Polaris 114 is one of the reflectors I am working with now, along with the EclipseView 76, Polaris 127, and Polaris 130.  It is a good, time-proven scope that can do more than a lot of people think.  The people making the mirrors are doing a good job, so you should have a really nice scope on your hands.

 

Please post of your adventures, if you are so Inclined.  Sharing those inspires others.

 

Best Regards,

 

Bill Steen


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