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    Hi all,

    Gonna get me a scope one day so I can peer in on the big blue dot in the sky one day. j/k.

    Bought my brother an XT8 for xmas. Unfortunately it won't arrive till Dec 28, but some lenses did come in, so that will probably be a teaser for him.

    I'll be sure to relay this forum to him as well. Pretty excited about him getting it. We've talked about getting scopes for a couple years now.

    As for me, I'll be getting myself a scope after the holidays. Know a guy at work who has been peering into the sky for about 3 decades now, and he's got an XT8i that he'll part with.

    While my brother likes to hunt objects in the night sky, I prefer the computerized route . I'd like to capture what I'm looking at digitally somehow.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays folks.

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    Hello and welcome to the forums whiskey5...
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    Welcome to forum!

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    Welcome to the Astronomy Forum. The XT8i is an excellent telescope.
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    Welcome to the forum. The XT8i will be a very nice telescope.

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