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#1 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

Some pictures of a Dobson Factory 12" travel dob recently in Tunisia:

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More pictures here on our Blog: http://dobsonfactory.blogspot.fr/

Website (German): https://sites.google...0mm-reisedobson

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https://sites.google...voyage-300-mm-1

The Dobson Factory is a French manufacturer of high quality dobsonian telescopes, from the 10 " travel dobson up to 40" giants.
We can ship worldwide.

#2 CosmoSat

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

Somehow the location seems very unsafe for the open optics...how do u keep the loose sand from getting on the mirror? Even a little breeze or someone walking around might cause some damage..

#3 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:11 PM

Here with a shroud for protection:

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#4 tezster

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:29 PM

Do you have an English version of your site?

#5 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

An English version of our site is underway. It should be online within a few weeks.

If you have any specific question, please do not hesitate to contact us directly my email. We can speak French, English, German, Dutch, and Japanese also.


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#6 t.r.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:49 AM

To heck with the optic safety...what about the desert critters...snakes and scorpions and camel spiders, Oh My!?! :bigshock:

#7 jboege

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

Do you ship to the USA?

Thank you

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#8 PierreDesvaux

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:58 AM

Yes, we can ship worldwide, including to the USA. We recently sent a 22" scope to Chile.

We can built the mount including the optics made by a hight quality French optician, or make only the mount, and you put your own mirror inside.


Here is a 12" travel dob in front of VLT (Very large Telescope), in Chile:

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#9 Doug Reilly

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

Beautiful photos of beautiful telescopes! My main worry would be Sand People or Jawas, however.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:20 PM

Pierre:

Lovely, minimalist scope in an incredible, austere setting. I can't decide if I want one of your telescopes or rather to go to Tunisia more. :grin:

Great work.

- Jim

#11 Ira

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

I think it would look just as nice in the Negev desert of Israel. I. WANT. ONE!

/Ira






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