Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Explore Scientific ED127Explore Scientific AR152Celestron Omni XLT 102 Orion XT10i
Quote:Looks like it makes using the finder scope much more user friendly.
Joined June 2012: Location, Ottawa, Ontario
Mes télescopes et jumelles:
150mm F5 Newt on EQ5, 127mm Mak Cass on AZ4
Oberwerk BT70-45 and 15X70 SkyMasters
Quote:The Rigel comes with two bases which is cool because I could have one on each scope.
Nikon Action 8x40 binos C4-R, mountless 114NT Everglades Astronomical Society "When the Moon is a couterfiet, better find the one that fits, better find the one that lights the way for you." ISTAR Scope Club
Quote: you may have some collimation issues with the dob. it should be pretty sharp also. or it was seeing differences. not saying the refractor wont be better...but the dob should also be pretty sharp.
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:The sharpness of this scope on Saturn is unreal when conditions are right.Same with M42, the structure you see in the nebula itself is mind blowing. But I guess you can get that in your dob too.
Quote:I ran into a lot of the same problems with the tripod being short and playing "Twister" (mine's still in EQ mode). Love the scope and mount though. Think I'm going to look into mounting a pier on the tripod to raise the scope......
Quote:So mike, that seems like your Rigel would be in the way of your finder's view?!
Orion XT8i • Orion Skyview Pro EQ w/ED80 • Orion Funscope ES82 6.7mm ES82 11mm ES68 24mm Orion Highlight 7.5mm Plossl Orion Sirius 10mm Plossl Orion Sirius 25mm Plossl GSO 1.25" 2x Barlow