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#51 ASTERON

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 05:29 PM

It looks that way in the photo because I have both the dew shield fully extended, and the tripod legs fully retracted.  With the situation in reverse it looks fine. Behold:

Hi Mark8888,

 

I like the socks on your berlebach tripod -bow.gif bow.gif  did the missus insist on that to protect the floorboards ?waytogo.gif

BTW, I have a DM6 but no tripod to put it on.  I was hoping of getting my hands on a used Rob Miller Tripod, but cant find one anywhere.crazy.gif


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 05:33 PM

I love my Tec 180FL on DM6 and Rob Miller Tripod.  It is not perfectly stable at high power but very, very good.

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 05:36 PM

From the other side.

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:03 PM

Hi Mark8888,

 

I like the socks on your berlebach tripod -bow.gif bow.gif  did the missus insist on that to protect the floorboards ?waytogo.gif

BTW, I have a DM6 but no tripod to put it on.  I was hoping of getting my hands on a used Rob Miller Tripod, but cant find one anywhere.crazy.gif

 Ha, yeah.  I think she may have, but the socks dont extend to the floor.  They are there to cover a piece that juts out that wouldnt feel too good if accidentally walked into.

 

And I agree with you about the Rob Miller tripod.  Very cool... and impossible to find.  Can't imagine they can be beat for portability.


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#55 jimandlaura26

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:45 PM

The possibilities are pretty much endless for Discmounts - spoken as a DM-6 AND DM-4 owner. 

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:22 AM

Whatever you choose, my first thought was when can I visit you in Canada!!

 

At this point I would consider how conditions may affect your scope choice. Will cool down become a factor in your climate?

 

I've only dealt with 5 inch refractors in the past (have a 6 inch F5 now, but just got it), and even that scope needed some cool down time (30 minutes). 

 

Good luck on your mission!




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