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coutleef
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Telrad riser new
      #5736594 - 03/16/13 04:27 PM

A simple question: which telrad riser to buy, the 2 or 4 inch riser?

Thanks


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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: coutleef]
      #5736626 - 03/16/13 04:44 PM

I have the 2"; and am happy with it, on my 16" dob.

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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5736662 - 03/16/13 05:09 PM

Thanks Carol,

That is what i thougth but wanted someone with experience with the device to comment.

Thanks for your precious help


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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: coutleef]
      #5736682 - 03/16/13 05:20 PM

2" for me as well - 10" dob.

Edited by SteveG (03/16/13 05:21 PM)


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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: SteveG]
      #5736708 - 03/16/13 05:34 PM

I bought a 4" riser for my 12" dob, and I'm very happy with it. But a 2" riser probably would have done the job just as well. I just happened to find a used 4" one for sale, and the price was right!

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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: coutleef]
      #5736715 - 03/16/13 05:38 PM

I know you will be very happy using a riser with the Telrad; much more comfortable! Let us know how you like it!

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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5736805 - 03/16/13 06:14 PM

I have the 4 inch riser on my Z12 dob and really like not having to bend so low to look thru it.

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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: coutleef]
      #5736921 - 03/16/13 07:02 PM

I have the 4" and it maximizes my relief from neck or back strain. Just make sure that you mount it Focuser-Finder-Riser otherwise you could have trouble accessing the finder eyepiece.

Eric


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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5737062 - 03/16/13 08:00 PM

I have the 4in but wish they made a 6

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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: demiles]
      #5737497 - 03/16/13 10:29 PM

I use the 4 inch on my scopes.

Edit: One thing I did to my riser because I had one break once, was to use epoxy glue to reinforce where each of the stands connect to the bottom plate. . I have no worries now of one of them breaking like before. .

Edited by JayinUT (03/17/13 01:24 AM)


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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: demiles]
      #5737839 - 03/17/13 12:49 AM

Quote:

I have the 4in but wish they made a 6




You can stack a 2 inch on top of a 4 inch

Eric


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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5737936 - 03/17/13 02:23 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I have the 4in but wish they made a 6




You can stack a 2 inch on top of a 4 inch

Eric



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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5738138 - 03/17/13 08:11 AM

You're right! It's worth a try.

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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: demiles]
      #5738207 - 03/17/13 08:57 AM

That becomes a difficult choice now

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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: coutleef]
      #5739577 - 03/17/13 08:25 PM

This is too cool! I was about to post the exact same question. Perfect timing!

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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: Spaced]
      #5740015 - 03/18/13 02:44 AM

I have a 10" dob. I originally purchased a 4". I thought it put the telrad too far away from the eyepiece - I would have to adjust my chair to look thru the telrad, then lower my chair to look comfortably thru the eyepiece. I sold the 4" riser and purchased a 2". I like the 2" much better.

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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: stratocaster]
      #5740181 - 03/18/13 07:37 AM

Quote:

I have a 10" dob. I originally purchased a 4". I thought it put the telrad too far away from the eyepiece - I would have to adjust my chair to look thru the telrad, then lower my chair to look comfortably thru the eyepiece. I sold the 4" riser and purchased a 2". I like the 2" much better.




Thanks a lot since that may be my situation, i will go for the 2 inch riser


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Re: Telrad riser new [Re: coutleef]
      #5740322 - 03/18/13 09:40 AM

Francois...
I actually purchased BOTH..ended up using the 4 inch on my 8i and stuck the 2 inch raiser on my 4 inch refractor..

Time to get yourself out of the lab and spend some of your hardly earned money... Doctor !!! LOL

Bob G


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Re: Telrad riser [Re: Bob Griffiths]
      #5741965 - 03/18/13 10:36 PM

I also bought and tried both sizes on my 10" f/4.8 Dob. The 4" was more comfortable for me. I have a 70mm finder between the focuser and the Telrad. The 4" riser means I don't have to lean over so much to sight through the Telrad.

I sold the 2" riser, I believe to someone else in this thread.


Mike


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