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"Does Everyone Have an 8" Dob?"


Which aperture telescopes do you own?  

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  1. 1. Which aperture telescopes do you own?

    • 3"
    • 4"
    • 5"
    • 6"
    • 8"
    • 10"
    • 12"
    • 14"
    • 16"
    • 16" +

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In mm, 66, 70, 80, 85, 140, 150, 250 and 500. But I do it for a living! Writing this has turned me a queezy green colour. I realize I'm sme kind of glass junkie and need help...


No you ain't. We aspire to your greatness...:D

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Yes, 8" Orion Intelliscope, other Dobs 6", 17" and 30". Refractors 3" antique, 3.5" 4" 5" 6" and 8.5", SCT 8" 12" and 16"(2), Maks 3.5",8" and 12", Mak/newt 5". Some people collect stamps, I seem to collect telescopes.

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Doh, Rounded down, can I vote again

Not got an 8 inch dob yet, tbh never wanted one before joining sgl -

I do now though

got some paradigms, some lidl bins, next up an 8inch dob and some naglers :D

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Just as well we don't still use imperial for eyepiece focal lengths though ......

I agree. it would make using my 14mm, 18mm, and 24mm 1.25" format eyepieces a struggle, not to mention my 35mm 2" Panoptic :D

I voted 5" (for my 120mm frac) and 12" for my (12" dob)

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Just added a 12" to my setup, so the 8" will be going at some point.

Russ if your selling the 200p closer to august im your man.... alternatively if i pay can you keep it till im passing 1 weekend???

Real shame as i just came back from the NF today and would have gladly picked it up on the way through :-(

i can most probably make a trip sooner if required but kinda defeats the object of a cheap purchase lol....

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"I'm amazed at how many people have a 3" scope. I wonder what you all use them for"

I'm intending to use mine for widefield photography guided by an 8". Or the other way round - jury's out till I learn a bit more about snapping the sky lol

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I'm amazed at how many people have a 3" scope.

Nice size for a grab 'n' go rich field scope. Lighter & more flexible in terms of magnification than your 20x90 bins ... does a similar job. A good 3" / 80mm frac makes a nice solar scope too.

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