I have a 16" F4.5 Telekit dob and I'd like to start using it more for observing more at home. My skies aren't the best but I can still do a lot, planets, double stars etc. I have a M703, and while it is a great scope, almost every time I get it out I'm always thinking, this would look so much better in my dob. Plus it isn't exactly a quick setup with the tripod mount etc. I'm hoping that if I can easily wheel my dob out when I get home from work, I'll observe more this winter. I can leave my dob setup in my basement but I need to make a 90 degree turn when going out the door, and to make the turn I need the altitude at just the right angle. I've seen one guy drilled a hole in the bearing into the base so he could put a nail in there to lock it in place. Curious if anyone has any other ideas?
I know I can always just take the upper cage off, but often my problem is motivation or lack of time. I want to observe more, the easier and quicker it is to do the more often I'll do it.
Edited by JoshH, 20 October 2017 - 09:56 PM.