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What's your dream scope?

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Hola,

We had a good talk about whether or not one would give up stargazing. Thankfully the passion seems instilled in there and barely anybody is willing to give it up. So...what's the next step?

Supposedly, everybody will upgrade after a while. Some of us have a dream telescope...So what's yours??

For me personally, in 2-3 years, having sold my clothes and lived in a tent, I'm hoping to get Meade lx 90 Acf 12 Inch UHTC GOTO...

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Tell us what you aim for the future.

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One of the nice big Astro Physics refractors or a similar sized TMB, something around 132 would be nice.

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TAK FSQ-85 for me. But then I need a dream mount to put her on, and a dream cam.. And the dreams need to keep comming.

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Mine would be the Officina Stellare Ultra CRC320. 1.6m fl at f5.4.

Image is not mine, it's copied from Teleskop Service - who obvioulsy sell these beauties :smiley:

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Mine would be the Officina Stellare Ultra CRC320. 1.6m fl at f5.4.

Image is not mine, it's copied from Teleskop Service - who obvioulsy sell these beauties :smiley:

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Wow! That's almost an official observatory telescope...How could mount this thing?!

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Id be happy with my 8" newt - just waiting for Hitec Astro to invent & market a death ray laser to burn a big hole in the clouds :p

Jake

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How could mount this thing?!

On something like an AP1600 :icon_rabbit:

/Jesper

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This is my dream scope - PLease send donations to Pig :shocked:

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I consider myself very lucky in that I have what I consider to be three dream scopes. lucky for me as a change of job means I could not afford to buy them again if I were starting now.

16" f4

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12" f4 which I'll someday convert to a travel dob

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and a 6" f11 on an equatorial platform

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Or this one :grin:

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Mine would be the Officina Stellare Ultra CRC320. 1.6m fl at f5.4.

Image is not mine, it's copied from Teleskop Service - who obvioulsy sell these beauties :smiley:

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A second for this - I dream about it sometimes! On a nice Paramount.....

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One day I will own a Televue Genesis :D

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I'll settle for any scope under the stars. i don't think i have managed a night since December

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as i'm a bit of a noob and within the last three weeks have had two lovely telescopes set up in my house , i'm facinated by my newley bought bargain celestron super 8 plus, although i'm sure there are bigge rand better out there until i can afford them i wont want or i'll end up torturing myself..

here's my new scope lord vader:

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i'm trying to get a retro fitted auto track built into it as the original workings have failed...if i get that done within my budget i'll be landed..

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My dream scope would be one that doesn't include clouds! :unsure:

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My current dream scope is a 28" f/2.75 driven Dob, by someone like Starmaster or Webster with Lockwood optics. Combined with a good paracorr and range of Ethos eyepieces, I could have widefield feet-on-the-ground observing in a transportable format, with Goto and tracking, with exceptional planetary resolution and great deepsky performance.

In the pic below, it's the one on the left. The one on the right is a 28" f3.75..

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The first scope that can see through clouds

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I think I could settle for this..."little" scope :D

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If your wondering, it's a design plan model of one of the Kecks!!

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Another Tak FSQ85 fan. Lots of things beat it on paper but this is a scope that really works. However... I'd like six of them on a Mesu Number One flipless mount for ultra fast imaging. Six hours per hour! Here's the one-sixth we already have...

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Olly

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My dream scope is probably a Planewave CDK20 to sit upon my PME, though that's getting into lottery-win territory! A CDK24 would be nice, but that's getting a little unrealistic (as would need a mount upgrade, and an even bigger lottery win!)

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