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#1 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:33 PM

Here is our latest Travel Dob, 12" f/d4.

Optics made by Franck Griere, from Mirrosphere, France.

The hole scope including optics, can be put in the box which is used as the base.

This intrument ordered by a Suiss client, will soon travel to the Atacama Desert, in Chile.

http://dobsonfactory...-au-jardin.html

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#2 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:09 AM

Here is the Travel Dob on our Low profile Equatorial Platform.

One hour tracking, very accurate, no vibration and slippage: the driving is done by a tangent rod, with an optimised microstep motor and very robust connections:

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:11 PM

Dob with full shroud protection:

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:15 PM

Dear Pierre,

Very nice scope and a very pretty backyard! :)

I have a few questions...what is the power source for your equatorial drive? And what type of diffraction spikes are produced by the spider that you produce?

Thank you,
Mark

#5 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

The backyard needs a little cut... Spring has been very rainy here and grass has grown quickly...

The power source for the equatorial drive is a simple 12 V battery. Consumption is less than 1A:

http://dobsonfactory...quatoriale.html


As for the spikes, they are usual, that is the 4 ones (as far as the branches of the spider are parallel, we get 4 spikes).

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:24 PM

Intriguing. I presume these telescopes are not available for customers in the U.S., right?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:46 PM

Well, I like the natural look :)

To add to Gene's question, if you have US customers who already have a mirror and other components such as a focuser, is it possible for you to make a scope without having to ship the components to you? I would prefer not to have to send my mirror across the Atlantic!

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#8 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:00 AM

These instruments can be shipped worldwide, including the US, obviously.

Mark, you are right, it is possible to make the mount without the mirrors and focuser. The only thing we need it the exact focal lentgh and the weight of the mirrors.

The same if people prefer to order new mirrors from an american optician.

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#9 Doug Reilly

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:28 PM

Can you give us a sense of the prices for telescopes without optics in 10 and 12 inch sizes? I really like the clean design of these.






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