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How much Dob does a Dob Mob bod have if a Dob bod could have Dob?

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So the 'Dob Mob' seem to have near legendary status on SGL and I am so impressed with the instruments that are the mighty Dobs themselves.  The photos from the recent star party gathering were great.   I love that many of these appear to have names like famous ships have.  I wondered how many famous big Dobs there are and what their names are and if there is some sort of minimum size before a Dob is admitted into this elite group?  From what I see these instruments appear to get into this elite class at around 16"-18"+ or is it bigger?  In terms of those that make an appearance at star parties which is the biggest currently making a semi-regular appearance at star events in the UK?

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I have a 30" Dob that is named "John Dobson 2002", well that's what he signed on it when he visited the Astronomy Centre in 2002.  :icon_biggrin:

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Mr Dobson, what a great loss ...

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I think 22 " is the biggest portable one I am aware of. Mine is a tiddler at 16"

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Saw a gaggle of them at DIYPSP recently, 18" through to 22", common as muck really ;) 

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There's no aperture restrictions you just need to see the light...:icon_biggrin:

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when we formed the dobmob, i had a little 14" we have all grown up now, mapster has the biggest but soon to be over powered by a 24" :headbang:

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Faulksy at "home"...relaxing!

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Rocking up Elan this weekend...should be fun 

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7 minutes ago, estwing said:

Faulksy at "home"...relaxing!

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my dress is now black though

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2 minutes ago, estwing said:

Rocking up Elan this weekend...should be fun 

especialy with the weather they have given, there will be some great photos coming up

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13 minutes ago, estwing said:

There's no aperture restrictions you just need to see the light...:icon_biggrin:

...and a significant capacity for vodka and Stag Chilli?

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I bet it's aimed at Jupiter....

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2 minutes ago, faulksy said:

my dress is now black though

Hopefully still showing the midriff though, Mike?

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1 minute ago, DRT said:

Hopefully still showing the midriff though, Mike?

of course derek, but the chili and vodka is taking its toll :happy11:

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I'm sure I've seen that girl advertising scopes somewhere else. Does anyone know what the story is? Seems a bit of an odd marketing approach for a big lump of wood and glass :confused: 

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Websters page...that's where the pics from...don't ever go on there website!

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8 minutes ago, estwing said:

Websters page...that's where the pics from...don't ever go on there website!

That's like telling a 14 year old boy not to look at the top shelf in a newsagents :lol:

 

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23 minutes ago, DRT said:

a big lump of wood and glass :confused: 

Wot big lump of wood and glass ? I didnt notice any ! :angel9:

45 minutes ago, estwing said:

There's no aperture restrictions you just need to see the light...:icon_biggrin:

but make sure it is an f3.5 or less so the light isnt at the end of a long tunnel :D

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1 hour ago, faulksy said:

when we formed the dobmob, i had a little 14" 

Funnily enough there is a picture of you up a ladder looking through a 14" scope on Webster's website :wink:

 

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15 minutes ago, DRT said:

Funnily enough there is a picture of you up a ladder looking through a 14" scope on Webster's website :wink:

 

:happy11: in my old dress

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oh no, the mankini shot

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2 minutes ago, faulksy said:

:happy11: in my old dress

I only noticed the silver boots :lol:

 

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Posted (edited)

I reckon when the Mods turn up for their morning shift this thread might be swept away like some empty vodka bottles and half-eaten tins of chilli :rolleyes2:  

 

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We must consider health and safety here. Being half way up a step ladder in those heels is just too dangerous. Plus that's no way to be dressed in the middle of the night, that lady could catch a nasty chill, especially in our typical English climate.

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