I recently completed an 8 inch f6 travel scope that I started sketching out last fall. It’s modeled after the Sumerian Optics scopes that I looked at online and also another CN member “what?” posted his 10 inch version made from an Orion back in October and I really loved his version.
I wanted this scope for my annual trips out West and also to take down to the beach. It won’t get used a ton so I just went with GSO optics from Agena. It packs up to a box that is carry on size (measures 9x14x17.5). That is if I’m brave enough to try carrying it on a plane (fear of getting gate checked will probably stop me). I’ll probably just check it and carry on the mirror box when traveling on a plane.
Got 11 pics that I’m posting – here is the first: