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Surprise, Surprise... Dobs Do It All!

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#1 FatalInertia

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Posted 21 May 2023 - 05:53 PM

Seeing was 3/5 on clear sky, and after many days of clouds I thought I'd take a shot at Saturn.

 

2 videos taken with my S23 and NeXYZ adapter on a barlowed 12mm Omni Plossl. 8" Dob

Stacked and and sharpened in Autostakkert. How did I do?

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Posted 21 May 2023 - 06:13 PM

Good first effort.  Mine with the 16" Dob is here: https://www.cloudyni...-1684542360.png


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Posted 21 May 2023 - 06:47 PM

Sweeeet! I doubt I'll capture anything as nice, but I can hope! Have you put rings on your Dob to mount on an EQ mount?
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Posted 21 May 2023 - 07:19 PM

Sweeeet! I doubt I'll capture anything as nice, but I can hope! Have you put rings on your Dob to mount on an EQ mount?


No it’s on the stock alt/az GOTO mount it came with.


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#5 FatalInertia

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Posted 22 May 2023 - 03:37 AM

Good first effort.  Mine with the 16" Dob is here: https://www.cloudyni...-1684542360.png

Wow that looks awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 22 May 2023 - 07:25 AM

Sweeeet! I doubt I'll capture anything as nice, but I can hope! Have you put rings on your Dob to mount on an EQ mount?

If he had, it wouldn't be a Dobsonian.


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Posted 22 May 2023 - 10:13 PM

If he had, it wouldn't be a Dobsonian.

Besides it is a truss design.  I'm not sure it could structurally survive a conventional EQ mount.


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