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#1 gaz-in

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Hi Team,

Here is a pict of my new 10" Dobstuff Dob. IMHO it is just beautiful! Sorry to gush...

It is done with the "warm" stain. The pict does not have the focuser, viewfinder, or light shield across from the focuser installed. My DW has offered to make me a light shroud of Black spandex...

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#2 pdfermat

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

Great looking scope!!!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Oh, that's nice. I might have to seize it...for testing...yeah, that's the ticket. :)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

That scope is so cute. The color is perfect.

What fstop, f4?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

Really nice looking scope you have there gaz-in! :waytogo: I'm looking forward to the progress until it is completely finished!

Cheers,

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

Thanks...it is an F4.7...I too think the wood color ("warm" stain) with the black poles is "just perfect"

Dennis original built it in October. I purchased it and had it add the "Easy Transport Telescope" Option, Sky Commander DSc, and eyepiece rack. Should have it in a week or so.

Since Dennis has had it for a few months, he has tried it and says the views with the destiny mirror are excellent. I plan to take the mirror with me to the Delmarva mirror making class in march and have the experts there take a look/test at it. If it needs any touching up I plan to do it that weekend.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

I plan to take the mirror with me to the Delmarva mirror making class in march and have the experts there take a look/test at it. If it needs any touching up I plan to do it that weekend.



dont forget to bring the scope, cause maybe you'll get lucky and have a good night to star test the mirror if you do touch it up. plus we all want to see it. :grin:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

Wow, beautiful telescope, Dennis is really a great craftsman. Its always great to get new toys, more pictures when everything is on the scope please?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

:waytogo: Very very nice.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

That is one good looking scope and I'm sure you're thrilled with it. I really like the Dobs Dennis builds.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Nice scope!

Note that Spandex typically isn't very light-proof, especially when stretched. You may want to consider something more light-proof for the shroud, or it'll only do part of the job.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

I got a 10" earlier in the year from Dennis, one thing I do like is the fact he,s gone to a blackened tube instead of the natural aluminum ones, are they painted or anodized? DA.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Congrats on the new scope - I've been quite happy with mine :)

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

I got a 10" earlier in the year from Dennis, one thing I do like is the fact he,s gone to a blackened tube instead of the natural aluminum ones, are they painted or anodized? DA.


My understanding is they are "powder coated".

They are an option on his pricing page quoting:

"Powder coat strut or truss tubes, add $199."

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

"dont forget to bring the scope, cause maybe you'll get lucky and have a good night to star test the mirror if you do touch it up. plus we all want to see it"

Oh cool....will do!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Oh cool....will do!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Really nice. Are his mirrors removable from the cell? I thought he silicon them to the cell?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

Congratulations!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Congrats on your new dobstuff dob! Dennis does excellent work. I opted not to have my 14 inch Zambuto glued to the mirror cell and I haven't had any problems with shifting etc.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Yes, a VERY sharp lookin' scope indeed! Eager to hear how it does for ya under the stars! :waytogo:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

That's one handsome dob! I'd be proud to have that on display when not in use.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

Really nice. Are his mirrors removable from the cell? I thought he silicon them to the cell?


The mirror on my four year old 10" Dobstuff rests on felt pads. I removed mine for refiguring a couple of years ago.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

I have had my eye on one of those... Nice choice!

Maybe one day. :D






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