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    Default new xt8 waiiting on me at home!!!



    can't wait to get home tonight.... big brown truck delivered my new scope this afternoon..... my girlfriend said he'd never seen one that big before and wants to come back sometime to check it out... I told her to tell him to come back around 1 am and I'll be outside. lol can't friggin wait!!!!!! wooohoooooo.

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    Congratulations! that is a nice telescope, you will enjoy it a lot.

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    congrats on the new scope!!!!
    i bet you do exactly what i did.
    rip into it and assemble it before you think
    of taking pictures to show us the build stage!!!
    clear skies,

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    Great telescope! You're going to love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyp180 View Post
    i bet you do exactly what i did.
    rip into it and assemble it before you think
    of taking pictures to show us the build stage!!!
    HA - some of my favorite astrophotography is of cardboard boxes

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    I'll take a picture of the boxes........ after that game on!!!! lol, there is a youtube video of how to assemble it. :-)

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    That's a nice coming home from work present! I bet your day went slow once you heard that it was waiting for you!

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    Just got back inside from a couple hours with my XT8. That scope never disappoints! Congrats on the new scope. That is a good one!

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    thanks, and yes, I've worked 22 hour shifts that didn't seem to take this long. lol.

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    HAHA great thread, we all feel your excitement! Make sure you get us all a good first light report and a big congrats on a great new scope!
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