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So, why a truss dobsonian

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#1 asaint

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:19 AM

Why a dobsonian

#2 Peter Argenziano

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 01:48 PM

John,

Very well said... thanks!

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#3 MMICKELS

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 09:24 PM

Nice article John!

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 07:52 AM

Well written and succinct. Nice job.
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#5 lighttrap

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 06:21 PM

I like it, too! That will be a good reference article to link to when the question comes up in the Beginner's forum about the advantages of the Dob design.

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#6 rmcpb

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 07:49 PM

One great thing about the truss design is that it almost forces the user to continually check the setup (collimation) of these scopes. How many beginners avoid this task and suffer bad images and eventually give up. With the truss design there is no choice and the user learns its no big deal from the start and generally enjoy their hobby with better images. Another plus is that with the open design users often tinker a bit and really get to know how the telescope works so its not just a grey tube with an eyepiece.

Great article.

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#7 erik

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 08:24 PM

good article, john! :)

#8 jrcrilly

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 08:34 PM

Hi, Eric - and the rest of the gang. Thanks for those kind words! :o

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:23 PM

Very informative and well-written article, John! Thanks for posting this!

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 09:25 PM

Thanks John, well written and enjoyable---now I know why I love my scope so much


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