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knobby

Dob to Sol ?

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After opinions  please ...

I have a C8 that I use for planetary imaging / visual and a 250 px Dob for DSO visual .

I haven't touched the Dob for what seems like forever and keep using the C8  more and more .

I have about £300 Christmas / birthday money and keep thinking about selling the Dob to maybe fund something like a Lunt 35 or 60 second hand to throw on the AVX ?

Have any of you been through this process and were you happy ?

Cheers for reading 

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A solar scope is a good investment with potentially more useage but £300 isn't going to get you one I fear.

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1 hour ago, Peter Drew said:

A solar scope is a good investment with potentially more useage but £300 isn't going to get you one I fear.

Cheers Peter, it would be £300 plus whatever the Dob sold for :happy7:

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Not a bad idea, Hα viewing is very rewarding and a great way to carry on practical astronomy observing during those pesky long summer months (ahem). It might be worth considering the Coronado PST , I've put mine side by side with a Lunt 60 and there's not much difference. The biggest problem with the PST in my view is that it's much better on an altaz mount than an EQ (you can't rotate the ep around the scope axis). 

It may be worth holding onto the Dob though, I have a C8 (which I love) and a 250P and I still use the Dob regularly (and considering upgrading to a 12" or 14" GoTo), particularly on those nights when I don't have much time to spare.

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Cheers guys, going to research PST vs Lunt 35 / 50 2h prices etc, I think the Dob will have to go though to help fund and make space !

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Any opinions on a quark maybe ? On my William optics 71 ?

 

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