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12" Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian

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#26 nicknacknock

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:44 AM


I feel the light shroud is a must have accessory for this design. Not sure where you can buy one for the 12" SW though.


This may help: http://www.scopeshrouds.com/

#27 munchmeister

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:04 AM

Astrozap makes one, I discover. As well as a light shield. And a Moonlight focuser would be a nice, if relatively expensive, mod. Astro systems also makes a high end, easy to use laser/ barlow collimator.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:02 AM

Great review. Still very useful info in 2013. Any recommendations for replacement focuser? Where can one get a shroud? Thanks!


I got a moonlite focuser and it is perfecto.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:04 PM

Astrozap light shroud for the 12" Sky Watcher, I have one on mine. It works perfectly, and doesn't need to be removed to collapse the OTA!

If you're a CN member, you can get it from Astronomics, and get the member discount!

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:41 PM

As a true newbie this scope would be too much for me but I'm curious. When transporting the 12" skywatcher do you do it as one 85 lb unit or two 40-45 lb pieces and then install the tube into the base upon arrival at the viewing site?

#31 droid

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:15 AM

two pieces , OTA and base , really not hard to move or load.


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