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    Hi, I have been using a target spotting scope for some time and finally made the move to upgrade. I purchased an Orion XT10i, which should arrive in a couple of weeks. I have been reading a lot and I am trying to learn. I am using SkySafariPro with my current spotting scope so far. Once I get my XT10i I want to install flocking using 'flocking board' which I already have purchased. I am building my own dew heaters and I am currently waiting for some parts. I have built a small platform that I will be using in the winter to have a level and fairly clean area to setup the telescope. We get 4 to 5 feet of snow drifts where I am located, what makes up for it... no neighbors only wide open fields. I am planing to bring my telescope inside the house after viewing, and I am most interested learning to handle the DEW/ condensation at -30C temps. I will use a cloth windbreaker around my viewing platform. I will have a DEW shield on the telescope.

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    Default Re: Lots to learn and discover....

    Very good introduction! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

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    Hello and welcome aboard!

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    Hello Man1. That was a fine introduction from you. And, you are most welcome to the forum. And, congratulations on your XT12i telescope. Welcome to the forum Man1, and the best of wishes on your astronomy hobby endeavors.
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