great_bear Posted November 19, 2022 Share Posted November 19, 2022 (edited) On 10/11/2022 at 14:11, Louis D said: these GSO scopes have been available under multiple other brands for years. Yes, I have the Telescope House one, under their Revelation brand. I found that when the correct balance position and tension is dialled in, no magnets are required for balancing, regardless of what eyepiece is used (note that Delos are the heaviest that I use). I did upgrade to the (now standard) RACI finder but went back to the straight-through finder. I operate this scope sat next to it and in this position straight-through is much more intuitive to use and doesn’t seem to cause me any neck strain. The only extra thing I bought was a (very expensive) shoulder bag (Orion USA) for the OTA. I agree a handle would be a better (and cheaper!) option, although I suspect the shoulder bag could help avoid condensation when bringing into the house but proving that, would be a Schrödinger’s Cat exercise 🙂 I bought the scope for use at the Baker Street Irregular Astronomers’ meetings because I discovered only Dobs can withstand the breeze at The Hub in Regent’s Park and give rock-steady views. Experienced and new stargazers alike never fail to be taken aback at how startlingly good the views are through this scope - it has a fine mirror. Edited November 19, 2022 by great_bear 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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