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Tony.S

Advice on what scope(s) I should get rid of

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If you end up buying a 12 inch or above SCT, you will need to factor in an observatory too....my 14 inch meade weighed 140lbs, and was certainly not portable.

Keep the dob :p

Cheers

Rob

Wow.

I didn't realise they weighed that much :)

Mind you, I've just noticed a Celestron Nexstar 11 in the for sale section, something like that looks ideal.

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by the way Tony

on a slightly different topic but related to the dob, how do you find that short tube for collimation etc?

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by the way Tony

on a slightly different topic but related to the dob, how do you find that short tube for collimation etc?

I collimate it every time I use it.

I use a laser collimator & it takes less than 2 mins

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nice one, same here - I barlow the laser - miles easier.

as I say, I love mine!

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I've never tried barlowing the laser, I'll have to give it a try.

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it's great - try it and you'll soon be down to a minute! :0)

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I'd get rid of the nagging wife and buy an Ethos if I could get that much for her lol :)

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ha ha

maybe that's where the name comes from - a bit like Ethics?

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Well now I've gone & done it.

I have found the scope that I want, the Towa has gone to its new home, the 5SE is "sort of" pending sale if the member gets back to me...

And now the really sad bit, I have put my Orion dob up for sale :D & after a lot of hard thinking (& I'm still not sure) I have put up for sale my beautifull Vixen :):(

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Crikey, not sure i would have parted with the dob, looks the perfect instrument for a deepsky hunt. But i'm sure your new scope will be the business.

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I know exactly what you mean Russ, I have been churning this over in my head for days now but I have my heart set on this other scope.

The dob is going to be very hard to part with, its definately the easiest to set-up, out with the base on with the scope,a quick bit of laser collimation & just let it cool down.

The Vixen for me is still the hardest to part with, it was my first scope & to me it looks like a piece of art..I am truly gutted about parting with it.

Hopefully I can raise some funds from other things I have, then I can keep both the dob & the Vixen

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