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Beulah

"Does Everyone Have an 8" Dob?"

Which aperture telescopes do you own?  

303 members have voted

  1. 1. Which aperture telescopes do you own?

    • 3"
      56
    • 4"
      40
    • 5"
      44
    • 6"
      33
    • 8"
      65
    • 10"
      32
    • 12"
      20
    • 14"
      5
    • 16"
      1
    • 16" +
      7


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I only have 5" but I have heard its what you do with it that counts! I want 8 however!

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Hi, 8" Dob for me. Anyone been pinched for speeding in UK in kph ? :D Ed. ( Yeah I know, I put 200mm in my sig. )

Edited by NGC 1502

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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...

Olly

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

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3 1/4 inch, 4 inch, 4 3/4 inch, 6 inch and 12 inch.....and quite possibly a 14 inch on the way soon :D

English and proud to be so :D:D:D

Rob

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8" Dob for me. Anyone been pinched in the UK for speeding in kph ?

Yeah I know, I put 200mm in my sig. :D Ed.

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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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Other than the 12", the 16" and the 16"+ I've got "all of the above".:D

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Other than the 12", the 16" and the 16"+ I've got "all of the above".:D

See you at the Glass Junkies' Rehab, Gaz...

Olly

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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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See you at the Glass Junkies' Rehab, Gaz...

Olly

I'm not that bad Olly. I just need to get around to selling some stuff.....honest!!!:D

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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. Finder scopes for your 8" scopes?

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Got a 3" 'frac and a 7" Mak. :D

Voted 3 & 6, because seven wasn't an option and, well, a Mak does have that central obstruction.

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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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