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Reged: 09/30/06

Loc: Westminster,Co Elev.5400 feet
Re: Uglist telescopes new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5655025 - 01/31/13 08:36 PM


What the heck is wrong with you, Kenny???

- Jim

I'm just a certified reflector freek,Jim.

In all sincerity,whatever floats anyone's boat as to what type scope design is easier on their eye,well I'm all for that!

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Jon Isaacs

Reged: 06/16/04

Loc: San Diego and Boulevard, CA
Re: Uglist telescopes new [Re: DCS]
      #5655054 - 01/31/13 08:50 PM


Truss dobs have a certain elegance to them - sort of an engineering appreciation aspect I suppose.

Sonotube based dobs, however, are indeed - very ugly.


There are very few telescopes that are more than simply well executed engineering designs with nice cosmetics. In generally they are products of the machine shop or a cabinet shop.

However, there are individuals like Stellafane winner Normand Fullum who his scopes to another level when it comes to art and craftsmanship.

Normand Fullum: 12.5 inch F/5 Tube Dob

Normand Fullum Galley

Jon Isaacs

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Dan Finnerty

Reged: 09/11/11

Loc: Pasadena, CA
Re: Uglist telescopes new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5655396 - 02/01/13 12:33 AM

Nice carpet though!

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