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Quote:The only issue I can see with it straight away is the lack of baffling opposite the focuser.
400mm f/4.46 self made Dobsonian on Tom Osypowski equatorial platform Skywatcher 130mm f/5 BlackLine (finder, widefield scope and solar continuum scope) Sumerian 250mm f/4.8 Alkaid (as travelscope without platform and on Tom O. platform above).
Quote:I saw that just the structure of a 14 inch is just 1.1K!How do they do that?
Quote:Quote:The only issue I can see with it straight away is the lack of baffling opposite the focuser.Like all these scopes, it simply needs a light shield and/or a shroud.
10" OO VX, 6" iOptron Mak-Cass, Orion 100ED
Quote: Once the introductory pricing ends and it goes up to $3k, will Hubble be competing against Meade or against Obsession?
Quote: Despite the unconventional hole in the mirror, aren't these still machine-ground mass produced mirrors?
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Quote:The UL16, an ultralight 16" f4.5 compact Dob with an introductory price of $1995!? Heaviest component, the mirror box with mirror, weighs just 25 lbs. What's not to like? Or is this too good to be true? Found out about this scope in the vendors forum on Cloudy Nights. http://hubbleoptics.com/UL16.html /Ira
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Quote: Those scopes have been offered for a year and not one CN member has had the guts to order one yet?
I am from New Zealand under nice dark southern hemi-sphere skies.Been in and out of astronomy and telescope making for 50 years now. Slogan: The heavens declare the glory of God. Scopes: 6" f6.5 Newt. 14" f5.09 Hubble Optics powered Dob. 25.2" f4.68 Strut Dob.(Home grown primary) Eyepieces. ES82 30mm,24mm,11mm 8.8mm.TV Nagler 20mm type 2.TV Plossl 7.4mm.Some GSO eyepieces and barlows. WO Binoviewers.
Quote:I was thinking about buying one of the UL16 scopes ..I was reading there web page and found out there located in northern Va. (falls church) area , so i would want to go and check one out before i spent that kind of cash ..3000 is a lot of money for me ...But after further investigation i see there stuff comes out of Hong Kong ..Not that that is a bad thing ...If they are indeed located in No.Va. i will check them out for sure ...
Quote: They have striking similarities in appearence to the Orion Ultra Compact telescope line...if it's still offered. From what I remember they had a similiar structure.Clear skies,Brandon Doyle
Quote:You just have to make your own light shield; it's hardly rocket science.
Quote:Well, we know the price of the shroud and we know a light shield is not expensive.
There may be other things wrong with the scope, but that's just idle speculation until someone reports them.
Quote: A light shield can be made for nothing. If you are broke, cardboard and flat black paint work as well as anything. For the price of a cheap dinner, a nice one can be mad of ABS.
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You both are missing my point. A lot of people are buying these ultra compact or ultra lite telescopes not realizing their short comings.
Quote:The modifications a lot of us have had to make to these telescopes
Quote:I am giving my opinions (yes, these are just my opinions) based on personal, side by side comparisons.
Quote: the fact that HO made the structurally weak Orion scopes does not bode well-- but perhaps Hubble Optics are able to learn from their mistakes and these are better. They certainly showed they're able to learn from their mistakes if you look at the quality of their mirrors over the years.