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Online Roger B

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New Scope
« on: 23:24:02, 03 February, 2017 »
Looking for a long (ish) F/L for imaging the Moon and Planets but not wanting the collimation problems of a SCT I come across this 6" f8 newt for the job.

It was originally an open truss tube but the previous owner inserted an Ali tube to cut out the light scattering. 


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Re: New Scope
« Reply #1 on: 09:16:21, 04 February, 2017 »
Very nice Roger,
The 6" was, the workhorse of very amateur astronomer in the later days off the 20th century. It was a six-inch that got me fired up, in 1990.

It will be very satisfying to use, at that focal length. The Moon and Jupiter should look nice and with plenty of contrast, visually.  It will be an excellent telescope for imaging too.



 
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Re: New Scope
« Reply #2 on: 10:54:01, 04 February, 2017 »
Looks very nice.
SCT collimation problems ?
Newtons have two things to collimate while SCT has only one.
I do it once a year, at most.
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