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Loads of Dobs

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Loads of Dobs

Postby bobdabuilder on Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:21 am

my budget is $400 and I know I want a Dob, probably 8", and now I need some help making the final call. Theres so many 8" dobs right around the same price and Im kinda new at this so if you own or have used or heck know anything useful to help make my decision easier let me know!!

Postby Jne_K on Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:34 am


The current latest thing in Dobs is the truss style, which makes traveling with a Dob a much less formidable and intimidating venture. I really like the design of the Skywatcher Dob. Just slide the secondary housing up on the rods and lock. No bolting together. The Meade Lightbridge, though, is also an excellent choice. Had an old Meade Starfinder Dob for many years and optics were very good.
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