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Tony Boutle

Amateur Astronomer based near Northampton, Bortle 4 skies. Scopes Celestron Nexstar SE6 & Altair Starwave 80 ED.

2020 Nov 20

18:20 UTC

I have been starting to pick up astronomy once more over the past few years. Most of my observations are on a Celestron Nexstar SE6. Recently I have started to image more, the Mars opposition was responsible for enthusiasm and a peak of activity on planetary. This started me on the slippery slope to deep sky, and I recently added an Altair Starwave 80ED to the Celestron AVX I purchased at the beginning of the pandemic, when I decided to get more serious in my approach.

I have much to learn, but it is great to get back into a hobby that originated (I expect like many of my generation) from the moon landing back in ‘69.

I retire next July, and astronomy will replace work as my main activity.

I am a member of The Sky Searchers a friendly and growing forum.

Clear skies all.

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