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    Default New member from southern California



    Hello all. I'm new to the forum and thought I should introduce myself. I just bought my first telescope, the Orion Skyquest XT6 6" Dobsonian. The skies aren't the darkest here in San Diego but fortunately I've got the dark desert a short drive to the east. I know enough to know I don't really know anything, only what I've taught myself over the last month while convincing my wife the scope was a reasonable expense . I've always been interested by the stars and the history of manned spaceflight. I've been lurking around the forum the last few weeks and figured it was time to take the plunge! Thanks already for the good tips and advice I've seen so far.

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    Default Re: New member from southern California

    Hi Boba,

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new scope.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: New member from southern California

    Hello BobaFett and Congrats on the new scope!
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    Hello and welcome, enjoy your time exploring the skies
    Scopes: Antares Elite (Vixen Spec) 105mm f/15 (AIM-9), Modified SLT 102mm f/6.5 (Abe Normal), 2 Modified 150mm f/8 doublet (Frankencannon & Beefractor), Stellarvue NHNG DLX 80mm f/6.9, Vixen ED 115S f/7.7 (Raquel), Home made 150mm f/5 Newt
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    Default Re: New member from southern California

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

    Yeah, the more I learn in this hobby the more I realize I don't know, as well.

    Congrats on the new XT6. Great scope! If you have any questions, lay 'em on us. Meanwhile, sit back, enjoy the forum, and clear skies!

    Bryan
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    Default Re: New member from southern California

    Welcome to the Forum Bob !!
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    Default Re: New member from southern California

    Hi Boba. We're all happy to have you on board with us. And, that was a nice introduction from you too. Congratulations on the new XT6 Dob telescope. You should have a great time with this instrument. Welcome to the forum Boba, and the best of wishes on your astronomy hobby adventures.
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    Hi and welcome to the forum, Boba!
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    Hello and welcome to the Forum! Congratulations on your new scope...good choice!!

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    Default Re: New member from southern California

    Hi Boba! Glad you joined! You have a nice scope that can serve you faithfully for many years.
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