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    Hi,

    I live in rural Japan. Armed with a pair of Vixen 8 x 50's and Terence Dickinson's Night Watch, I am trying to navigate the northern skies (I am an expat from the southern hemishpere). Unfortunately the skies have not been so clear of late, if I had a dollar (100yen) for every cloudy night, I would have a grand telescope by now!

    In the next couple of months I hope to have a telescope, with the Orion XT8 looking like a possible candidate. Although, after a bit of forum reading I am already thinking about the 10". This does all depend on what is available in Japan. So if anyone out there can give me some pointers to store and brands available in Kinki, I would be most appreciative.

    Hope the skies are clear in your neck of the woods.
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    hi and welcome to the forums.
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    Hello, Mr. atom boy.
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    Welcome to the forum from California.

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