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Hi everyone, my name is Patrick. I just recently bought my first telescope, an Orion 6XT, a few months ago. I absolutely love this telescope, I feel that it gives me enough aperture without being too overwhelming, but is also easy to throw in the back of the car and take it to a dark site. (I drive south about 30 minutes to a grey/blue zone area.)

I have the cheap plossls that come with it(6mm, 25mm and 15mm I think...), and also bought a Celestron Xcel-X 9mm. I'm thinking about a getting the ES82 14mm here soon. That eyepiece should provide me with wider and brighter views on the DSO's that I have been tracking down lately.

This hobby is dangerous, as I'm already thinking about getting the Orion 10XT next year... I think I can control myself though, I still haven't even gotten 100% comfortable with the 6XT. 

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Thanks everyone! It's awesome to have so many people to encourage me and give me such a warm welcome.

Look forward to picking at your guy's heads for more information!

And michigander, nope, don't really care for baseball.

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Hi, to Patrick, as well....another Oregonian on board, and looking to get better at star gazing.

I'm a Newbie to this, and have lots of questions, that can't seem to get answers.

I'll just put on a pot of coffee, and read/search to get the information to make this a fun hobby.


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