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#1 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:03 PM

Here is one of the latest dobsonian telescope from The Dobson Factory, France: A 16" f/D 4 compact instrument with top class optics by Franck Griere, from Mirrosphere.

With 8 easy to install and very stiff carbon truss, removable mirror box, and 4 removable wheels.

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All detail about construction are here:
http://dobsonfactory.blogspot.fr/

The Dobson Factory builds state of the art dobsonian telescopes for high demanding amateurs. We sell and ship worldwide.

English, German, French and Japanese spoken.


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Web site: https://sites.google...edobsonfactory/
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#2 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

The latest one: A 18" scope, again, with Mirrosphère optics inside:

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All details here:

http://dobsonfactory.blogspot.fr/

The Dobson Factory builts dobsonian telescopes of all sizes, from the 10" travel dob up to 30" instruments.

#3 Doug Reilly

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

Works of art! The off-set "X" of the spider, looking more like >o<...how does that change the spikes in the image? Is there four or eight?

#4 GeneT

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

This looks like it has potential. How does it hold collimation? I like the solid side bearings.

#5 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:39 AM

Hello,

There are 4 spikes, as usual, as far as the >0< are parallel.
The advantage of such structure is that the given torque prevents the center part from pivoting.

The structure is made in order to hold collimation in all position. Each instrument is tested on the sky, and would not leave the factory if there were such a problem.

The large side bearings provide a stronger stability, and allow to keep the balance, even when putting on/off heavy accessories.

The Dobson Factory has built up to now 50 instruments. Each one has been made on order, according to clients specifications, for very demanding users, in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain. We have also orders from the USA, Chili (from one of the ingenieurs working at VLT), Japan.

We can provide the mount only, for people who have already the optics, or prefer optics from a local mirror maker.

Pierre Desvaux

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