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Re: Two cute kids scopes new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5655189 - 01/31/13 10:18 PM

Jon,

That's a really cool little finder / reflector you had on your scope. Did it not work out? I once had thoughts about getting a 4 or 5 inch short tube reflector for a finderscope, but later trashed the idea because I thought it maybe too large and heavy.

Cheers,


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Re: Two cute kids scopes new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5656725 - 02/01/13 04:42 PM

Quote:

Jon,

That's a really cool little finder / reflector you had on your scope. Did it not work out? I once had thoughts about getting a 4 or 5 inch short tube reflector for a finderscope, but later trashed the idea because I thought it maybe too large and heavy.

Cheers,




It didn't really work out. 3 inch, F/3.7 Newtonians are pretty messy off-axis, the field of view is poorly illuminated, when all is said done, a standard 9x50 finder works better.

Jon


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