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12 hours ago, Gondalf said:

Hi, thanks again to everyone for the suggestions.
I tried today to check if the scope is collimated and it appear to be so, so that's a good news.

How long would you say you need for it to cooldown properly? (Here in Portugal we're at about 16º/17º at night, don't know if it matters).

 

My gf wants to gift me something to help this new hobby and I was thinking on a set of lenses, from reviews I found that Svbony makes good ones, but I see two very similar sets:

https://www.amazon.es/-/pt/gp/product/B07BFWFVNP/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3ICDZYF91YIY1&th=1

https://www.amazon.es/-/pt/dp/B07B8KVX7G/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Is there much difference between these two?

 

I'm also getting a filter as suggested above, and stumbled upon something called a barlow lens, which I read is to magnify my view X times. Is it worth it for my setup?

 

Thanks again for all the help so far!

I couldn't tell you about cool down time specifically because I don't have a Dobsonian, but it shouldn't be very long with those outside temperatures. What you can try is have a look through it as soon as you take it out then have another look every 5 or 10 minutes to see how much the view improves and how long it takes until the image quality stays the same.

If you can put your scope out for an hour before you want to observe then it should definitely be ready and performing well when you start using it.

I've not tried those eyepieces but I do have a Svbony Plössl which I've been impressed by. It gives a lovely bright image, it's sharp across most of the field and very good value for money. I think they're basically the same as the Celestron Omni Plössls but for a much lower price.

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Hi , if you haven't already - you should connect with your countryman Tiago on this forum. He lives on the Algarve, Portugal and is a Dobson fanatic and  specializes in coaching beginners via his YouTube channel, and more recently live stream EAA sessions. 

https://stargazerslounge.com/profile/68662-tiago-ferreira/

Tell him Mike sent you. 

FYI - bought my first scope a year ago, a 14" GOTO Dobson - picked it up used for a song. Its been a lot of fun. You will enjoy your 8" Dob

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Make sure you get some nice wide angle 2 inch eyepieces.  Also a lot of companies are making variable power eyepieces.  They are very convenient to use.  They will never replace fixed power but they are nice to have.

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On 09/01/2022 at 19:15, Mikeshuerto said:

Hi , if you haven't already - you should connect with your countryman Tiago on this forum. He lives on the Algarve, Portugal and is a Dobson fanatic and  specializes in coaching beginners via his YouTube channel, and more recently live stream EAA sessions. 

https://stargazerslounge.com/profile/68662-tiago-ferreira/

Tell him Mike sent you. 

FYI - bought my first scope a year ago, a 14" GOTO Dobson - picked it up used for a song. Its been a lot of fun. You will enjoy your 8" Dob

Thank you very much for the suggestion! 

I'm already watching his videos.

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