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My new toy
A few weeks ago my new telescope arrived, a f/5.3, 12-inch Dobson from Orion Optics UK, equipped with a 9x50 finder and a Crayford focuser. At the moment I am adding a few extras, like the Argo Navis Digital Telescope Computer, a fan behind the primary, some flocked paper in some parts of the tube and a tube extension to prevent stray light coming into the scope.

I will keep you updated, and of course I will publish my observing reports with this scope in the next few months (weather permitting). I also will publish some technical details (mount, tube, mirrors) and some test results for the primary by Orion Optics UK.


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Posted by Math on 10/24 at 02:49 PM
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Hi Math,

Very nice toy indeed!
You should take good care of it. Did you notice the little red alien, already joyriding on it?

Greetings,

Huub Willems

Posted by  on  10/25  at  10:20 AM

Hi Huub,

I noticed him all right! He’s probably the one who released all the clouds into the sky for the last two weeks.

tongue wink

Posted by Math  on  10/25  at  02:30 PM

Hi Math,
First time commenter! cheese
That is a really nice scope.What size Crayford focuser is on it?.I have a Meade LXD75 10”.I take prime focus images with it and recently,purchased a 2"prime focus adaptor and a 2” lumicon Deep sky filter for it.My problem is,the standard 2.25” focuser that came with the scope won’t draw in far enough to achieve a focus and I need a shorter focuser.What is the length of the focuser on your scope if you don’t mind me asking?.
Clear skies

Posted by Andrew  on  10/31  at  04:58 PM

Congratulations Math.

Very good addition to your family of scopes. I heard positive commentaries about Orion UK optics. Let us know your impressions.

Posted by Julio Cesar  on  11/06  at  09:01 AM

HELLO I AM A NEW MEMBER BASED IN LANCASHIRE ENGLAND

I HAVE JUST ORDERED A 200MM F6 ORION OPTICS REFLECTOR WITH CRAYFORD FOCUSER HI LUX COATINGS 1/6 WAVE OPTICS

ORION OPTICS ARE A WELL RESPECTED COMPANY IN THE UK; THEY ARE HAND MADE TO ORDER AND NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ORION TELESCOPES MADE IN CHINA

ANYWAY WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW I GET ON

Posted by  on  04/05  at  07:36 AM

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