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    Default Hello. Just starting out.



    Hi. Just starting out in the goto world. I have a nexstar 4gt and nexstar 5 and etx 125. I am trying to decide on which to keep (likely the larger ones) and am having no end of trouble aligning the 4gt and nexstar 5. I hope I can find some tips here and pass on any tips to members. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Hello. Just starting out.

    Hello Beeton and Welcome to the Forums!!!
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    Default Re: Hello. Just starting out.

    Hello and welcome to the Forum! What specific problems are you having aligning the Nexstar's?

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    Default Re: Hello. Just starting out.

    Hi beaten, and welcome here to the Forum!

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    Hello Beeton and welcome to the forum.
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    Hello, and welcome to the forum!
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    Hello beeton! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

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    Hello.
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    Default Re: Hello. Just starting out.

    Welcome to the forums Beeton I like the nexstar C5 its a F10 so a bit more versatile than a etx 125
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