I'm headed to San Diego for a few days Sat, so I'm not concerned about the weather here (supposed to be another high with low clouds), but no chance to get out of town. I want to know about your new scope coming. What is it?
I'm SORRY! :flower: I just committed to buy a 14" ultralight dob so the bad weather can be blamed on me!
I just committed to a Hubble Ultralight I got on AM. It is only 48 lbs and it collapses into small size for storage. The owner says you can carry it like a (50 lbs) suitcase. It comes with a "sandwiche" mirror which - according to vendor propaganda - cools so much faster than a standard mirror that no fan is required. It is open truss so I will use a shroud if needed. Basically, the very experienced owner says it puts up terrific views and is very portable. Sold me. I never imagined I could get such a large dob as such a reasonable weight. And it was pretty cheap!
The only hangup is paying for it. A few months ago, somebody got my family credit card number and charged a few items on it. We cancelled. Then last week, same thing on my personal credit card. Cancelled. Now I am waiting for the new credit card so I can add it to my PayPal account and complete the purchase. Luckily, the seller is understanding.
If things works as well as I hope, it will probably make my Uti surplus. But we shall see.