Author Topic: What's the Biggest Dob That Would be Good for Me?  (Read 25 times)

Owen Richter

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Re: What's the Biggest Dob That Would be Good for Me?
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2018, 08:01:03 PM »
You might consider starting a conversation with Ryan at New Moon Telescopes. He's putting out some pretty trick looking scopes that seem to balance the weight/aperture/stiffness conundrum about as well as anybody right now. A premium scope like that in a 12.5 or 14" aperture would be a powerful instrument. He can tell you what he can do/has done and what it'll weigh and cost.

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Re: What's the Biggest Dob That Would be Good for Me?
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2018, 11:30:14 AM »
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My 12" Orion Truss dob is not terrible... a few extra pieces in that you have the tube in 2 pieces, and a bag with the trusses

Like I said, a 12" might be a nice replacement for the 10", to use at home. But a 12" would only be about a 50% increase in light grasp. A 14" would double the light grasp. Much better for a scope I want to take to dark sites.

Mike