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Caldwell14

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  1. Caldwell14

    Large Dobsonian Telescopes

    Has anyone had a go with a 12 inch Revelation dob?
  2. Caldwell14

    Large Dobsonian Telescopes

    They do, should still mange 400 quid I would have thought
  3. Caldwell14

    Large Dobsonian Telescopes

    Portability is a bit of an issue it has to be said. I live in a delightful if small cottage with an equally small shed. I have done just about everything I can do with refractors and small Newtonians, I need more photons!
  4. Caldwell14

    Large Dobsonian Telescopes

    A couple of hundred quid I would think john, I was thinking I might get 700 quid for the scope and what is a very nice tripod, what do you think?
  5. The time has come to buy a large scope, 12 inch , perhaps 14. Gentlemen , your recommendations based on the second hand price of my current outfit please.
  6. Caldwell14

    10" dob

    An 8 inch is very doable on your mount
  7. Caldwell14

    Saturn + 5 moons etc...

    Ohh yes, they really are rather good
  8. Caldwell14

    120ED or OO VX6 ota

    It depends if you can handle diffraction spikes, they still annoy me sadly. I'd buy the ED120
  9. Patdon? Is it just me ? I have no idea what this thread is about?
  10. The ED100 is a fantastic planetary scope. Like John and Shane say the 120 is the one to go for if you can afford one. If not the 100 will not disappoint, I have owned both.
  11. Caldwell14

    Skywatcher 190 MN

    I have always been tempted by a Mak Newton. Personally I would prefer a Intes micro should I go down that route. Skywatchers certainly do the job and good value they certainly are but unfortunately they do have all the joy and appeal of a toaster
  12. Caldwell14

    Myself focuser has died

    Mine you my old Europa wasn't a bad scope but you can't compare these with the latest models
  13. Caldwell14

    Myself focuser has died

    John is right the old ones had a few issues. The new ones have no peer, the RR of Newtonians. No other mirror set or primary cell comes close. I would have no hesitation in recommending one or buying another, my little difficulty was not the fault of OO. The focuser is not a clone, its the same focuser as steeltrack re badged
  14. Caldwell14

    Myself focuser has died

    Ahhhhh indeed I did
  15. Caldwell14

    Myself focuser has died

    The scope is amazing the focuser was the same as a steeltrack, its Baader I don't trust, over rated poor quality stuff on the whole. I have had there stuff fallen apart before....beware the baader zoom
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