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i have never seen "truss" type telescope, nut i just know i wpuld not have confidence that it would ever stay collimated for vey long.that said they quite popular and must be reasonably ok or they would never sell ,i supose

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i have never seen "truss" type telescope, nut i just know i wpuld not have confidence that it would ever stay collimated for vey long.that said they quite popular and must be reasonably ok or they would never sell ,i supose

Hi

I used to have the 12" version and NO... they don't stay collimated very well at all. Unfortunately in order to move and store it I had to dissassemble it to go in and out of the house. I managed to improve things a bit by marking up which truss was attached to what part, so that eveytime it went together it was identical but collimation was still a bit of an issue.

Investing in a Hotech laser collimater sorted the problem as I could check/adjust collimation everytime I set it up in just a couple of minutes.

If you are tempted by this price go for it! Make sure you find an easy way to collimate though.

Tony

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I think this is the cheapest you will ever get a new 16" telescope for.

http://www.telescope..._Dobsonian.html

Tempting even with the negative posts about the Lightbridge

The views that thing will give will soon make you forget about negative posts on forums!

Its a bargain light bucket thats £500 off its normal price whats not to like about that? :)

I have a 16" truss and can honestly say collimation has never been an issue, takes 5 minutes at very most and its certainly not something which would put me off a big dob.

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The views that thing will give will soon make you forget about negative posts on forums!

Its a bargain light bucket thats £500 off its normal price whats not to like about that? :)

I have a 16" truss and can honestly say collimation has never been an issue, takes 5 minutes at very most and its certainly not something which would put me off a big dob.

I have to agree.

Once you have sussed collimation this will be worth every penny...and some.

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Just to make it even more tempting I already have a Hotech Laser Collimator ready to go.

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a couple of glowing reviews by owners, and both make great points about the collimation once you are comfortable doing it, it will be pretty quick.

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There are plenty of lightbridge owners that do rate their scopes and for the price it is indeed tempting if you're looking for a DSO big bucket.

Certainly a good shroud and a good collimator as well as the means to transport the beast safely, add this to access to dark skies and ENJOY!

be aware that this is a fast mirror, therefore the collimation is critical as is a decent coma corrector and most importantly good quality EP's as it won't be very forgiving on wide field views with poor EP's.

HTH

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