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Quote: Im lazy and like to just pull it out and look.
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Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
Quote:With my 80mm I get to be lazy and just pick it up. With the dob I will just roll it out
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A Dob, several refractors, a few mounts, and assorted eyepieces. I build things like well reasoned arguments...
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Quote:For all of you who have stored your dobs in a detached garage, I assume that cool down time is not an issue or if it is its a small one. Am I right?
Quote:I have a 12" DOB myself and always battling with air stability not just cooling down the mirror. Another option: Why not getting a bigger aperture refractor instead. Having a refractor with f7 or f8 will definitely help the viewing. A 5" scope will satisfy your apetite.
Quote: It also seems this is a major decision for you in that if you get a 10" then a year later you wish you had the 12" you will be stuck with the 10".
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote: +1 on degree circles down the road. I really don't understand why setting circles aren't just included with the mount. They'd be cheap to manufacture and the extra labor involved would be minimal.....
Quote:I really don't understand why setting circles aren't just included with the mount. They'd be cheap to manufacture and the extra labor involved would be minimal.....