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The Skywatcher 8 Collapsible Dob new
      #5753929 - 03/24/13 01:02 PM

The Skywatcher 8 Collapsible Dob

By Karthik Jayashankar


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Re: The Skywatcher 8 Collapsible Dob new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5754936 - 03/24/13 08:49 PM

Awesome scope - thanks for the pictures!

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Re: The Skywatcher 8 Collapsible Dob new [Re: timmbottoni]
      #5755794 - 03/25/13 10:11 AM

Hi Karthik and thank you for the excellent article. I have the 12" collapsible <too heavy> version of this and was wondering what your camera setup was, Prime or afocal?

Cheers,
Wyatt in Collingwood, Canada.


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Re: The Skywatcher 8 Collapsible Dob new [Re: Wyatt Earp]
      #5756795 - 03/25/13 06:41 PM

An informative, well illustrated review. When people post questions about travel scopes I often wonder about the 130mm little cousin of the scope that you reviewed. By the way, the useful 'freebies' were enjoyable to see too.

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Re: The Skywatcher 8 Collapsible Dob new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5772970 - 04/02/13 01:30 PM

Karthik,

Would be interested to hear how well it keeps collimation. That's been a big deal on the larger models, but this 8" might do the job better. Good article, and definitely makes us want more info.


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Re: The Skywatcher 8 Collapsible Dob [Re: CollinofAlabama]
      #5837158 - 05/02/13 08:13 PM

Karthik,

Wonderful photo review! Almost like getting a new scope myself. Well done. Excellent moon shot. What camera and method did you use? Please post more photos.

Doug in Oregon


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