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    My 10" portable dobsonian by Sumerian Optics. I think this scope is the ideal compromise between aperture en portability. And it's virtually invisible when packed up which makes the missus very happy

    Here you see it in it's natural environment somewhere in between Hamburg and Berlin, my favorite observing site.

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    It's a 9.5kg telescope and it packs up so small you can actually take it with you in the plane as hand luggage.
    Last edited by theritz; April 14th, 2016 at 12:29 PM.

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    Here is my 12" which is more than enough for IMG_1287.JPGme
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    Wishing you Clear Dark Steady Skies...
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    ok, now mine :-)

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    Well, the Sumerian I posted back in #76 has been sold. I am now rocking a All-City Nature Boy singlespeed cyclocross instead :-) but.... I had an old 8" from the seventies or eighties in the shed which I pulled right into the 21st century! Here it is. The bag is a temporary counterweight to balance the scope out. Happy with the result and "Explore Amateuristic" look :-)

    EDIT: I now know the mirror is a David Hinds 8.5" mirror. Which is kinda cool.

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    Teeter STS#71, 11" f4.5 Dob in custom "Midnight Purple" and Natural Wood.


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    Stellarvue SV90T on TeleVue Tele Pod mount and tripod. My grab-n-go and travel setup.

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    Nice setting, I am guessing that was for Total Eclipse?
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    My 12.5" in the desert (shroud still not pulled down yet),2014:2012-04-20_16-43-16_0-1_preview.jpeg
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    Regardless, excellent scope.

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    22" F/3.3 Spica Eyes Slipstream telescope. What I appreciate most about this telescope is its superb, super clean design... All encoders, motors, batteries (3 12-volt), slip clutches and SiTech control boxes are all mounted inboard... nothing hanging outside that could get knocked about in the dark...

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    Great scope, Mark! Merry Christmas!

    Behind me in the middle of the room is a monstrous pile covered by tarp with a red bow. I am not to peek under until it's gifting time, but I suspect it may be a 20".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Maly View Post
    Great scope, Mark! Merry Christmas!

    Behind me in the middle of the room is a monstrous pile covered by tarp with a red bow. I am not to peek under until it's gifting time, but I suspect it may be a 20".
    Did you look under the tarp yet?
    Mark Bratton
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    Oh yes. It's a 20" go-to Skywatcher.
    Last edited by Ivan Maly; January 10th, 2018 at 05:19 PM.
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    Ivan,
    With your eyes and a 20", the universe can no longer hide!

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    Thanks, Al. Here it is hunting some Hodge-Kennicutt HII regions in M81 on the first night out (SQM 21.6).

    Last edited by Ivan Maly; January 10th, 2018 at 05:25 PM.
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    That looks like a great scope Ivan! Observing in the snow on a still winter night can be magic - at least as long as you feet stay warm...
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    Thanks! Precisely.
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