Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Quote:Thank you all for the replies, after thinking this over and being that I already have a small scope (60mm refractor) on a shakey mount, I think I will save my $200.00 and put it towards an 8 or 10 inch Dob.
We mostly come out at night... mostly.
GSO Z8 Degree Circle & Digital Level
Celestron 4"(102mm) SLT 660mm f/6.47
2" 30mm GSO WideView
9mm GSO Plossl
ES 82's : 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 11mm, 18mm
BGO's 5mm, 6mm, 9mm
2" 2X ED Astronomics Barlow & GSO 1.25" 2x Shorty
8-24 Baader Zoom III
Baader M&SG, Semi-Apo
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Quote:On another thread, somebody mentioned that this scope demands you use the tracking as it is not built for manually moving the scope. Is this true?
Quote:Quote:On another thread, somebody mentioned that this scope demands you use the tracking as it is not built for manually moving the scope. Is this true? Not true. This telescope can manually be slewed in any direction. The GOTO feature doesn't need to be used.
Celestron First Scope 76mm mini Dob Orion 120mm ST f5 Achro Refractor LQQking for a Celestron C6 soon Nexstar GT Mount on Davis & Sanford ST600 Astro 600 Tripod NTECH LN-300 High Resolution (1024 video) 0.5 Focal Reducer with 0.3 adaptor
Quote:Also f/4.7 Dob = wide field of view less magnification on objects. f/9.8 refractor narrower field of view but more magnification on object
Quote:Also f/4.7 Dob = wide field of view less magnification on objects. f/9.8 refractor narrower field of view but more magnification on object.
Quote:I hope that makes sense.
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.