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#1 tpaairman

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:54 AM

I'm thinking of going with a Dobsonian telescope, and the Sky Watcher 10" collapsible is one possibility that I'm looking at.  But I can't seem to find anything about how big it is when it's collapsed.  Also, how collapsible is the base? 



#2 Jond105

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:04 AM

I'm thinking of going with a Dobsonian telescope, and the Sky Watcher 10" collapsible is one possibility that I'm looking at.  But I can't seem to find anything about how big it is when it's collapsed.  Also, how collapsible is the base? 

Base is not collapsible at all. You’d have to take out all the fasteners to take it down. If I remember correctly, mine was 36-38 inches collapsed while still in the base give or take a couple inches. 



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:11 AM

The specs are available online at Highpoint Scientific and elsewhere. When partially disassembled, this telescope will fit in the back seat of a sedan, and it can be strapped in with a seatbelt. 



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:10 AM

For the Skywatcher Flextube Synscan 250P the OTA is 31.5" when collapsed.  Rocker box is 30" x 20" and isn't intended to be collapsed (but can be).


Edited by Pogo007, 20 June 2019 - 11:12 AM.


#5 Will_S

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 09:48 PM

As others have mentioned, the stock base is quite large and does not collapse.  I got a custom-made base (as well as larger altitude bearings, not shown) that makes it much more manageable.

 

 

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 10:35 PM

As others have mentioned, the stock base is quite large and does not collapse. I got a custom-made base (as well as larger altitude bearings, not shown) that makes it much more manageable.


Do you have a picture with the bearings? Did you make the mount yourself?

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:41 PM

Do you have a picture with the bearings? Did you make the mount yourself?

Picture here. https://www.cloudyni...nian/?p=9220382  I got this as a kit from Astrogoods.


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