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    Visual observer only. Scopes i have owned, include.
    Dobsonians, 6, 8, 10 inch.
    Acromat refractors, 60mm, 80mm, 102mm, 120mm, 150mm.
    Currently own a GSO 8 inch Classic Cassegrain.
    A few years ago i had a Celestron C8. I loved the ergonomics of using this scope on an equatorial mount. Dewing of the corrector plate was a big negative, so i let it go. The new classic cassegrain doesn't have this problem, so back to my favourite observing position again.
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    GSO 8 inch Classic Cassegrain
    EQ 5 equatorial mount
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    Dogs breakfast of eyepieces.

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    Hello and welcome to the forums
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
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    Default Re: New here.

    Hi Doug. It's great to have you with us on here. And, congratulaions on the Celestron 8 Classic telescope. Welcome to the forum Doug, and keep looking up.
    - Marshall

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    Welcome aboard, Doug.
    * Celestron C6 on a Twilight 1 Alt-Az mount
    * Meade 323 refractor on a manual equatorial mount.

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    Default Re: New here.

    Hi Doug! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

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    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
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    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
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    Default Re: New here.

    Welcome to AF Doug enjoy the forums
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    Hi Doug welcome to the forum.
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    Hi Doug, and welcome here to the Forum!

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    Hello Doug, and welcome to the forum!
    ~Frankie~ My mind: Always on...Slightly off.
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    Default Re: New here.

    Hello and welcome to the Forum!

    Dave
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