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    Default Greetings from Orient Ohio!



    Hello all.

    I am lucky to live in a pretty dark place and while not an astronimy buff per se, I have dabbled is some Galaxy/Moon shots with my Canon DSLR.

    Last weekend I came across a killer deal on an Orion XX14g and picked it up. I haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet, but it did come with all the goodies...35, 12.5 (cross hair) and a real nice 6.7mm eye pieces. It has the factory shroud and the Orion StarShoot video camera.

    Hopefully, I will enjoy this new hobby, and looking forward to learning and having comradery.

    Regards,
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    Default Re: Greetings from Orient Ohio!

    Hello Chris and welcome from a former Buckeye!

    Although I'm currently in Savannah I grew up not far from Orient...I'm actually from New Holland and went to Miami Trace (whcih is where I got my first taste of a real telescope!) and all my family still live in the area (around Washington Court House).

    That XX14G is a heck of a scope - you should have some fabulous views with it!
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    Default Re: Greetings from Orient Ohio!

    Hi Chris and welcome to the forum. Wow, sounds like a sweet deal there! Good luck with that scope, it sounds like a great setup. Clear skies to you, lucky you with dark skies, wish I had those around here... Enjoy that scope!
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    Default Re: Greetings from Orient Ohio!

    Hi Chris. It's great to have you join us on here. And, you got a great deal in a really nice telescope with that XX14g and accessories. You should enjoy this gear for years to come. Welcome to the forum Chris, and best wishes for many clear skies.
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    Default Re: Greetings from Orient Ohio!

    Hi and welcome to the forums Chris.

    Great new scope you have. You will enjoy the views once you get round to it.

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    Default Re: Greetings from Orient Ohio!

    Hi Chris and Welcome to the Forum! Great new scope!
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    Default Re: Greetings from Orient Ohio!

    Hi there Chris, Welcome to the forums!

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    Default Re: Greetings from Orient Ohio!

    I am a former Cleveland Ohioan also!

    Have you used the Dark Sky Finder?

    Unfortunately, being a native, Ohio as you know is pretty saturated, with some of the worst light pollution I have ever ever experienced. My suggestion as your SkyQuest has a 2" Dual-Speed Crayford focuser is to spend a few bucks on a really nice 2" LPR filter. You have a huge aperture that will be collecting a ton of light. You may as well have some decent filters to add some contrast to your observing.
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