Ken Fiscus Stargazing since 1980 Now observing from a green zone. Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, Skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees, new springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 Round Table EQ Platform
Orion Xt6i, Orion Xt8i, Sky-Watcher 10
Quote:I am back in the Dob game too, xt8g & xt10g
Teeter STS 11 f/4.3 Zambuto | XT8i | XT8g | XLT 150 | C90 | EON 80mmAT Voyager and Nexstar SLT mountsEyepieces: Mostly TeleVue and PentaxDenk II BV'er, Earthwin PFS-SE, Pentax 10x50 PCF WP II
Orion XT12G Telrad Orion Q70 32mm ES 82* 8.8mm ES 82* 6.7mm ES 82* 4.7mm Baader Hyperion Mark-2 Zoom Orion Skyline GLP + finder bracket Astro-Tech 2x Barlow for 2" and 1.25" Orion Variable Polarizing Eyepiece Moon Filter Orion UltraBlock Narrowband Filter GPS An awesome wife that bought me the telescope! Apertura AD8 with tweakers package Celestron 15x70 Starmaster Binoculars with tripod Celestron Neximage 5 Member CFAS http://www.astrobin.com/users/billytk/
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
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Quote:Do you know if the manual is standard with all GSO dobs or it is something that David has provided/produced on his own?
Quote:Quote:Do you know if the manual is standard with all GSO dobs or it is something that David has provided/produced on his own?Jon, we produced the instructions in-house (but have them professionally printed of course). We've revised them several times as customers have made suggestions and plan to continue improving them as time goes on.
Quote:David:I am impressed. A vendor that does more than just take orders and send them out, who is an active and knowledgeable amateur, that's added value...
Quote:Orion has introduced the "Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope", which seems like a more direct comparison in many ways (maybe even a response to the Apertura). The Orion includes the finger-adjustable secondary in its base price, which is more than the base price of the Apertura but less than the shipped AD8 with Tweaker's package. It still doesn't have an optical finder, cooling fan, or flocking, or a laser collimater, but does come with a solar filter and a barlow. The Orion is also a bit lighter.The AD8 is still the better deal to me, all around, but that may depend on how much you value various options.
Celestron C9.25-S CG-5 mount Explore Scientific ED80 CG-4 Complete set of ES 82's Canon T1i LS60THa
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