Celestron Truss Dob - Astronomers Without Borders Edition

Here is the place to talk about all those equipment(Telescope, Mounts, Eyepieces, etc...) you have. Not sure which scope/eyepiece is best for you? Trash it out here!
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Celestron Truss Dob - Astronomers Without Borders Edition

Post by Airconvent » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:09 pm

Interesting scope for a good cause.

http://www.space.com/31791-unboxing-the ... video.html


ps Hope the video will load properly for you. Space.com's video system is terrible. It does not load fast and does not buffer either!
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Post by Hardwarezone » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:51 am

found their space.com youtube channel while browsing for guide to build pinhole projection box for eclipse


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Post by Great Red Spot » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:06 am

Great initiative! And nice scopes too :)

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Post by Airconvent » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:28 pm

Great job, Hardwarezone! And we can watch it in HD now with no video stuttering! :0
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Post by Mibmom » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:51 pm

I was considering this Onesky 360/skywatcher Heritage 130 Dob or a C5..
Any input on which is better as a grab and go, always in the boot telescope?
Was thinking the Dob is better as it is an all-in-one package without the need of a mount and tripod.
But how about optics for just visual use?
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Post by antares2063 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:12 pm

WEll...the heritage dob is a widefield scope good for large star clusters, Orion neb, Lagoon neb, E.Carina etc. whereas the 5"SCT has higher focal length for smaller DSOs and planetary viewing. You can still fit in the Orion Nebula with a low enough power 2in eyepiece.

My 2 cents.

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Post by Mibmom » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:45 pm

Thanks JunWei!
Nice breakdown of the difference.
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