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gaz-in
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Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob...
      #5630473 - 01/18/13 07:35 PM Attachment (112 downloads)

Hi Team,

Here is a pict of my new 10" Dobstuff Dob. IMHO it is just beautiful! Sorry to gush...

It is done with the "warm" stain. The pict does not have the focuser, viewfinder, or light shield across from the focuser installed. My DW has offered to make me a light shroud of Black spandex...

Edited by gaz-in (01/18/13 07:37 PM)


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pdfermat
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: gaz-in]
      #5630504 - 01/18/13 07:57 PM

Great looking scope!!!

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Saint Aardvark
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: pdfermat]
      #5630788 - 01/18/13 11:16 PM

Oh, that's nice. I might have to seize it...for testing...yeah, that's the ticket.

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Pinbout
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: gaz-in]
      #5630832 - 01/18/13 11:47 PM

That scope is so cute. The color is perfect.

What fstop, f4?


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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5630858 - 01/19/13 12:09 AM

Really nice looking scope you have there gaz-in! I'm looking forward to the progress until it is completely finished!

Cheers,


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gaz-in
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5631112 - 01/19/13 07:29 AM

Thanks...it is an F4.7...I too think the wood color ("warm" stain) with the black poles is "just perfect"

Dennis original built it in October. I purchased it and had it add the "Easy Transport Telescope" Option, Sky Commander DSc, and eyepiece rack. Should have it in a week or so.

Since Dennis has had it for a few months, he has tried it and says the views with the destiny mirror are excellent. I plan to take the mirror with me to the Delmarva mirror making class in march and have the experts there take a look/test at it. If it needs any touching up I plan to do it that weekend.

Edited by gaz-in (01/19/13 07:34 AM)


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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: gaz-in]
      #5631169 - 01/19/13 08:44 AM

Quote:

I plan to take the mirror with me to the Delmarva mirror making class in march and have the experts there take a look/test at it. If it needs any touching up I plan to do it that weekend.






dont forget to bring the scope, cause maybe you'll get lucky and have a good night to star test the mirror if you do touch it up. plus we all want to see it.


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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5631176 - 01/19/13 08:59 AM

Wow, beautiful telescope, Dennis is really a great craftsman. Its always great to get new toys, more pictures when everything is on the scope please?

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JIMZ7
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: starman345]
      #5631199 - 01/19/13 09:28 AM

Very very nice.

Jim


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Ed D
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: starman345]
      #5631202 - 01/19/13 09:31 AM

That is one good looking scope and I'm sure you're thrilled with it. I really like the Dobs Dennis builds.

Ed D


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KerryR
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: Ed D]
      #5631421 - 01/19/13 11:53 AM

Nice scope!

Note that Spandex typically isn't very light-proof, especially when stretched. You may want to consider something more light-proof for the shroud, or it'll only do part of the job.


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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: KerryR]
      #5631441 - 01/19/13 12:02 PM

I got a 10" earlier in the year from Dennis, one thing I do like is the fact he,s gone to a blackened tube instead of the natural aluminum ones, are they painted or anodized? DA.

Edited by Binojunky (01/19/13 12:04 PM)


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tezster
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: gaz-in]
      #5631483 - 01/19/13 12:30 PM

Congrats on the new scope - I've been quite happy with mine

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gaz-in
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5631813 - 01/19/13 04:04 PM

Quote:

I got a 10" earlier in the year from Dennis, one thing I do like is the fact he,s gone to a blackened tube instead of the natural aluminum ones, are they painted or anodized? DA.




My understanding is they are "powder coated".

They are an option on his pricing page quoting:

"Powder coat strut or truss tubes, add $199."

Edited by gaz-in (01/19/13 04:07 PM)


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gaz-in
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5631817 - 01/19/13 04:09 PM

"dont forget to bring the scope, cause maybe you'll get lucky and have a good night to star test the mirror if you do touch it up. plus we all want to see it"

Oh cool....will do!

Edited by gaz-in (01/19/13 04:11 PM)


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gaz-in
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5631818 - 01/19/13 04:09 PM

Oh cool....will do!

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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: gaz-in]
      #5632066 - 01/19/13 07:17 PM

Really nice. Are his mirrors removable from the cell? I thought he silicon them to the cell?

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GeneT
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: gaz-in]
      #5632400 - 01/19/13 10:59 PM

Congratulations!

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JayinUTModerator
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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: cpr1]
      #5632408 - 01/19/13 11:08 PM

Congrats on your new dobstuff dob! Dennis does excellent work. I opted not to have my 14 inch Zambuto glued to the mirror cell and I haven't had any problems with shifting etc.

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Re: Pict of My New Dobstuff 10" Dob... new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5632490 - 01/20/13 12:23 AM

Yes, a VERY sharp lookin' scope indeed! Eager to hear how it does for ya under the stars!

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