14" f/4.8 Obsession Clone w/ ServoCat/ArgoNavis Apogee RA-88 Binocs
Quote: Now I know many many people here have it assembled in their garage and just roll it out to view, then roll it back in. Do you do something special to do that?
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Quote:Since it's close I'm betting I can just loosen all 3 collimation screws so the mirror sits lower in the rocker box right? I'm sure I can gain a 1/2" or so that way. And both times I collimate it I did tighten them (habit from my SCT).
Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
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DaveToday's forecast: strong desire to observe mixed with frequent cloudsObsession 20" f5 ClassicTeleport 12.5"Meade 8" LNT SCT6" ATRCAntares 152mm refractorBurgess 91mm apoBinoculars:Vortex Viper 8x42Pentax PCF WPII 10x50G.O. 28x110Ethi & ES Eyepieces
Quote:I just bought a used (1997) 18" Obsession last night. The guy was very helpful and showed me everything (EVERYTHING) he had done to the scope, so I was confident he'd taken care of it. It's in great shape for 16 years old. The mirror was recoated last year and it had been refigured by Swazee (sp?) optics back in 2000.One thing he mentioned was not to use the wheelbarrow handles while the scope is assembled as it will tip over. Now I know many many people here have it assembled in their garage and just roll it out to view, then roll it back in. Do you do something special to do that? It seems like maybe some cords/rope to keep the scope from tilting while moving it? Wanted to check here before doing anything like that.Also I have a decent slope coming out of my garage and then I have a semi-level area where I can set it. Any problems having it tilted a bit while using it?Any other hints/tips before my first night out. That may be a while as its monsoon and even though it looks fairly clear now the storms roll in during the afternoon.Thanks!