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#1 25585

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Posted 25 June 2022 - 05:10 PM

https://youtu.be/_VhOaHMUaAk


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Posted 25 June 2022 - 06:24 PM

Does he own all of those scopes?



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Posted 25 June 2022 - 06:25 PM

Yes !  :)



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Posted 25 June 2022 - 06:28 PM

Yes !  smile.gif

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Posted 25 June 2022 - 06:47 PM

Does he own all of those scopes?

No.  He explains during the first 20 seconds of the video.


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Posted 25 June 2022 - 11:40 PM

The big dob for instance is on holliday in his garage.


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Posted 26 June 2022 - 09:12 AM

I really enjoy Ed's videos... so knowledgeable and, IMHO, truthful reviews.


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Posted 26 June 2022 - 04:56 PM

I have relied on the information on Ted's site for years and never been disappointed nor found any reason to disagree with his views.


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Posted 26 June 2022 - 05:28 PM

Can't believe he only uses a 27 Pan and 13 Nagler in his most used XT8.

 

I guess it's for DSO only.



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Posted 26 June 2022 - 06:16 PM

He has a very engaging presentation style.  I have a thought or two about those 1960s-1980s Newts on iron GEMs.  How often will they get used?  

 

Like....never.  Ed will likely never drag one of those scopes out and use it for a night.

 

I did a rebuild of an Optical Craftsman 10" f/6.

 

Using it on the original mount nearly killed me.

 

Using it on the G11 mount (also the AP900) was still brutal.  It was just to hard to maneuver that thing into the car and out and up on mount.  Then for the rest of the night you get to chase the eyepiece.

 

Back in the 1960s I dreamed of owning one of those.  When I finally had it...I just thought: the good ol' days, they were terrible!  Actually the people who used those scopes back in the day figured it out.  They used pickup trucks and set up the scope with a short ladder.  I guess the 8" and smaller scopes were less brutal than the 10" and 12".

 

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 06:17 PM

BTW the video absolved me of any need for feeling bad about having two 92mm apos.  --GN


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 10:49 AM

The only disagreement I have had with his assessments was the Takahashi Mewlon 180. He trashed it as his would not hold collimation. I bbought one anyway (too many good reports by others) and it has turned out to be the best scope I have ever owned. Even better than my former Intes Mak (cool down time and weight). Ed obviously had a bad one. Pity as these are marvelous scopes.


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 11:25 AM

The only disagreement I have had with his assessments was the Takahashi Mewlon 180. He trashed it as his would not hold collimation. I bbought one anyway (too many good reports by others) and it has turned out to be the best scope I have ever owned. Even better than my former Intes Mak (cool down time and weight). Ed obviously had a bad one. Pity as these are marvelous scopes.


Failure to hold collimation is a defective a number of different Scopes including refractors. How often this defect occurs among designs is something about which we can guess but there's no data.
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Posted 27 June 2022 - 11:33 AM

Failure to hold collimation is a defective a number of different Scopes including refractors. How often this defect occurs among designs is something about which we can guess but there's no data.

One advantage of Newtonians is being able to fix collimation if needed, a relatively simple if fiddly process. Parts can be upgraded or swapped as well as other remedial customisations.



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Posted 27 June 2022 - 12:54 PM

One advantage of Newtonians is being able to fix collimation if needed, a relatively simple if fiddly process. Parts can be upgraded or swapped as well as other remedial customisations.

Or if like ED with his XT8, which he only uses with a 27 and 13mm eyepieces, you never go over 92x, collimation probably isn't very important.


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Posted 29 June 2022 - 06:25 PM

I really like his vids. Very engaging and he presents info in a way that even novices can understand.. I also like the way he is so outspoken about your best scope being the one you use the most. Hes very upfront about his 8" Dob being his most used scope by  a large amount. That scope and a couple eyepieces and he's more than happy.. I like that attitude a lot


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