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I imagine the field of view isn't huge given the focal length, so you must get very fit running up and down the ladder repositioning it every few mins!!

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I think all these big Dobs are compensating for something :laugh:  :grin:  :grin:

Quite possibly......but it's not photon deprivation, lol!

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I imagine the field of view isn't huge given the focal length, so you must get very fit running up and down the ladder repositioning it every few mins!!

Yeah seems a different ball game in the states... the Teeter Sub-4 range is cool

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Quite possibly......but it's not photon deprivation, lol!

 I have no doubt I will own one myself at some point.... They are quite magnificent :smiley:

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I used to think 10" was big.....

Until I read this thread...

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Howdy everyone, thought I'd show you a picture of my 12" Dob set up for Solar.

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What's that you don't see it? Here's another angle...

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I call it Thing 1. Thing 2 is inside right now.

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Howdy everyone, thought I'd show you a picture of my 12" Dob set up for Solar.

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What's that you don't see it? Here's another angle...

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I call it Thing 1. Thing 2 is inside right now.

Like it - Nice job!!!

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My son's Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini Dob International Year of Astronomy special edition.

Love these scopes. Mine is the Celestron version. Picked a few up on Amazon for $20 each a few years back. Of course had to replace the plastic eyepieces with glass plossls before pointing it at the Sun. Much better than those Galileoscopes.
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I think all these big Dobs are compensating for something :laugh:  :grin:  :grin:

Yeah, 6 or even 8 inches used to be ample. :smiley:

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I think all these big Dobs are compensating for something :laugh:  :grin:  :grin:

This is why I have a Skylight 60mm  :grin:

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Chris

   YES

Actually... It was not a TRUE CELESTRON STARHOPPER 12

It has a ROYCE MIRROR...

I am in the middle of a 2 week vacation, so I wanted to Customize it..

I am very satisfied with the white...

Mark

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Hi Mark, wow, I'm sure you've broke some kind of record there ;)

Looks good in white too :)

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My son's Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini Dob International Year of Astronomy special edition.

Ah rats!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I was sure i was gonna win a prize for the smallest Dob. Maybe if i take a pic of mine with a cute Yorkshire Terrier looking into it instead of a kid, i'll still be in with a chance.

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My son's Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini Dob International Year of Astronomy special edition.

He needs an observing chair, he'll get terrible back ache after a while :)

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Hi, Welcome to SGL :) Nice scope but that ain't no Dob, You'll upset the dob squad, he he :D;)

There is a SHOW ME YOUR NEWT thread running at the moment started by Laserjock, plus the SHOW ME YOUR FRAC thread started by myself, so it would be good if you could post it on the Newt thread maybe? :)

Welcome aboard! :)

p.s. Almost forgot the SHOW ME YOUR MAK thread!

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p.s. Almost forgot the SHOW ME YOUR MAK thread!

How could you heh!

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Here's my youngest with an 8" Meade Starfinder we had on loan for a while.

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And this is my 250PX

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Just saw this and noticed 2 things wrong:

1/ He is observing during the day

2/ If he is observing the Sun, there are no safety filters in place. 

I can only assume that he is bird watching.

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