Vero Beach Florida
Quote:I have never used a DOB mount telescope but only the equatorial types. I was wondering just how these DOB mounts compare to the other mounts? At present I have a SkyWatcher AZEQ6 mount and it is wonderful. But of course it won't take anything that large in size. So if I wanted to go to a large scope it looks like the DOB arrangement is the way to go.Are people happy with these mounts or are they 'longing' to get back their normal Equatorial mounts..
APM/TMB 115/805 APO Celestron ED-80 Celestron 9.25
CG-5 Vixen Porta II
Naglers: 17T4, 13T6, 3-6 zoom UWANs: 28mm, 7mm Pentax 10XW, 10mm Radian
Misc EP: 50mm Parks, 42mm GSO, 2x TV Barlow, sundry plossls...
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Takahashi FS128, TSA 102, FSQ106N, Losmandy GM-8, Baader Mark V, Leica ASPH, Takahashi, Ethos and Panoptic eyepieces.
Zhumell Z10 34 ES 68° 24 ES 68° 13 T6 8.8 ES 82° 6.7 ES 82° 4.7 ES 82° 8-24 MkIII Baader Zoom (plus Zoom Barlow) (35 Ultrascopic, 28 RKE, 26 TV Plossl, 20 Sterling, 18 Paradigm, 3.8 Parks Gold, Celestron 8-24 zoom2.5x (~2.2x) GSO Barlow, . Hardin DSO6, Orion 90 Mak, Astroscan, Celestron 90AZ) *GONE* [for now?] Bigger Dobs, refractors, Naglers, XWs, UWANs, etc, etc
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer since 1978.
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5
Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10
Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Quote: Are people happy with these mounts or are they 'longing' to get back their normal Equatorial mounts..
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
Quote:I have never used a DOB mount telescope but only the equatorial types. I was wondering just how these DOB mounts compare to the other mounts?
4.5", 6", and 10" Newtonian astrographs.
2 ST80s; ED80; 3 CCD cameras; 5 EQ mounts: all polished, tuned, and modified.
The rule of telescope features: aperture; equatorial tracking; or low cost. Pick any two.
Equatorial Newtonians, 20" and 14" "The purpose of life is to be defeated by ever greater things." - Rielke
If Charles Messier had written for Sky & Telescope his column would have been "Deep Sky Blunders" Currently most used equipment: Orion 8" XTi Intelliscope dobsonian Orion 6" Starblast 6i Orion 80ED Oberwerk 15x70 Garrett Gemini 10x50 24mm Panoptic
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:Would I be correct in concluding that the secondary in the telescope rotates in various click-stop positions?