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#1 coutleef

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

A simple question: which telrad riser to buy, the 2 or 4 inch riser?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

I have the 2"; and am happy with it, on my 16" dob.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:09 PM

Thanks Carol,

That is what i thougth but wanted someone with experience with the device to comment.

Thanks for your precious help

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

2" for me as well - 10" dob.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

I bought a 4" riser for my 12" dob, and I'm very happy with it. But a 2" riser probably would have done the job just as well. I just happened to find a used 4" one for sale, and the price was right! :grin:

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

I know you will be very happy using a riser with the Telrad; much more comfortable! Let us know how you like it!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

I have the 4 inch riser on my Z12 dob and really like not having to bend so low to look thru it.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:02 PM

I have the 4" and it maximizes my relief from neck or back strain. Just make sure that you mount it Focuser-Finder-Riser otherwise you could have trouble accessing the finder eyepiece.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:00 PM

I have the 4in but wish they made a 6

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:29 PM

I use the 4 inch on my scopes.

Edit: One thing I did to my riser because I had one break once, was to use epoxy glue to reinforce where each of the stands connect to the bottom plate. . I have no worries now of one of them breaking like before. .

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:49 PM

I have the 4in but wish they made a 6



You can stack a 2 inch on top of a 4 inch

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:23 AM

I have the 4in but wish they made a 6



You can stack a 2 inch on top of a 4 inch

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:11 AM

You're right! It's worth a try.

#14 coutleef

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:57 AM

That becomes a difficult choice now

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

This is too cool! I was about to post the exact same question. Perfect timing!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:44 AM

I have a 10" dob. I originally purchased a 4". I thought it put the telrad too far away from the eyepiece - I would have to adjust my chair to look thru the telrad, then lower my chair to look comfortably thru the eyepiece. I sold the 4" riser and purchased a 2". I like the 2" much better.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:37 AM

I have a 10" dob. I originally purchased a 4". I thought it put the telrad too far away from the eyepiece - I would have to adjust my chair to look thru the telrad, then lower my chair to look comfortably thru the eyepiece. I sold the 4" riser and purchased a 2". I like the 2" much better.


Thanks a lot since that may be my situation, i will go for the 2 inch riser

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:40 AM

Francois...
I actually purchased BOTH..ended up using the 4 inch on my 8i and stuck the 2 inch raiser on my 4 inch refractor..

Time to get yourself out of the lab and spend some of your hardly earned money... Doctor !!! LOL

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

I also bought and tried both sizes on my 10" f/4.8 Dob. The 4" was more comfortable for me. I have a 70mm finder between the focuser and the Telrad. The 4" riser means I don't have to lean over so much to sight through the Telrad.

I sold the 2" riser, I believe to someone else in this thread.

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