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    Last weekend I added a new scope to my collection, a etx 90. Well tonight was if not its actual first light, it was the first time I got to complete the alignment process before the clouds rolled in. I followed Joes instructions for alignment and the first goto was spot on and they stayed that way. I mounted this scope on a home made portable pier...pipe on a wheel, and so far so good. As I write this the scope is "Parked" as I am waiting for some star clusters to clear the trees. Is a chain saw considered a accessory?
    Hopefully ifthe seeing stays fair and the clouds dont roll in i will be posting
    my Messier 30 tommrow. Ya'll keep your fingers crossed for me
    Clear Skies
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    Thanks for the report Alan!

    Hopefully the weather holds for ya.
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    Hi and welcome
    Is a chain saw considered an accessory?
    Well I've got one and I've cut down a lot of wood in the last six months. Eventually it'll be desert round my place and I may just get to see something through the ruddy clouds!
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    Congratulations on getting your ETX up and going.
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    congrats on the first light report.
    looking forward to your messier 30.
    i hope the clouds are kind to you.
    clear skies,
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    Congrats on the new glass!!!
    Enjoy the Black cause they can't take it back............
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