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    Default Hi from Cresson, TX



    Been lurking here for a while. Just bought an Orion XX12g, so I figure it's time to introduce myself.

    Have visited Keck, Palomar, and Arecibo (all while on vacations).

    Built a small refractor as a kid, and since then I've always wanted a really nice telescope...

    - Pat

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    Default Re: Hi from Cresson, TX

    Hello Pat. We're all happy to have you aboard with us. And, congratulations on the new Orion XX12g telescope. Welcome to the forum Pat, and the best of wishes on your astronomy hobby adventures.
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    Default Re: Hi from Cresson, TX

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Default Re: Hi from Cresson, TX

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

    Please give this a read also: Before you sign up... Important Notice!!
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    Default Re: Hi from Cresson, TX

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    Default Re: Hi from Cresson, TX

    Hi there Pat, Welcome to the forums!

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    Default Re: Hi from Cresson, TX

    Welcome to AF Pat
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    Default Re: Hi from Cresson, TX

    Enjoying my new XX12g. Just got a new ES 82 degree 18mm eyepiece. Nice! Saving now for an ES 82 degree 11mm next....

    Patrick

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    Default Re: Hi from Cresson, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickW View Post
    Enjoying my new XX12g. Just got a new ES 82 degree 18mm eyepiece. Nice! Saving now for an ES 82 degree 11mm next....

    Patrick
    Yep, those are my most favorite EPs with my 12" Dob. Any binoculars in the mix?
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    Default Re: Hi from Cresson, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    Any binoculars in the mix?
    Yes, I've got a pair of Pentax 8x40's. I've carried those for 15 years or so whenever I take a trip or vacation that would bring me to dark skies.

    - Pat
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