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#1 TareqPhoto

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:08 AM

Hey/Hi again,

 

As long i am going into this large dob plan so i also have to think about additional accessories or extras i need to add for this dobsonian.

 

My main plan is what kind of motors i need to add for it? tracking and goto i mean, i did read about ServoCat and Argo Navis and Nexus and more, so i don't know what exactly i have to get or which will be a must.

 

It is 20" dob, so i have to make sure i choose the right things to add.



#2 kfiscus

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:04 AM

I hesitate to classify go-to gear as "accessories".  You need to tell us more about this big dob you are getting.  Many dobs come with the go-to equipment already installed.  You are in for amazing views at the aperture if everything goes well with your plans.  Good luck.



#3 TareqPhoto

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:36 AM

I hesitate to classify go-to gear as "accessories".  You need to tell us more about this big dob you are getting.  Many dobs come with the go-to equipment already installed.  You are in for amazing views at the aperture if everything goes well with your plans.  Good luck.

It is a customized or by request dob, so someone will design it for me, the structure, and i will add mirrors and accessories such as focusers cables motors and whatever.

So, it is 20" [ i will try to make it f/4] version dob without any extras yet, and that is why i ask about goto, it is not a mass production one that i buy it all as a full or whole package, so any more details you need i will tell you.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:56 AM

You are going to need good quality collimation equipment, regardless of whether the Dob is powered or not.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:54 PM

You are going to need good quality collimation equipment, regardless of whether the Dob is powered or not.

Collimation is the last thing i can worry about because the collimation tool is cheaper than mirrors and goto/tracking systems.




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