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Dobsonian FOR SALE

27 Jul 2017, 17:12 UTC
Dobsonian FOR SALE
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Oscar 12 inch/f5 Newtonian reflectorIt's time for a clear out, and new astronomy projects await.For the past year I have been lucky enough to own the beast you see above, a lovely 12 inch Newtonian reflector.It has delivered stunning views of clusters, nebulae and the planetary views of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars have been amongst some of the best I've seen..... BUT!Since moving to our new house I am surrounded by lots more neighbours, and far more street lights.Plus over the last several months I have been finding my observing sessions cut short, often to an hour... thanks to the Pembrokeshire weather patterns! Unfortunately for this big scope to deliver good results you have to allow at least an hour of cool down time. By the time the scope has acclimatised I am often ready/forced by clouds to head back indoors.This scope is also way to heavy for me to carry on my own, requiring two people to set up at least.This scope needs to be in a dedicated observatory, away from street lights and with as few neighbours as possible nearby..... I'm convinced my neigbours think I have a cannon in our garden ready to fire on them...!This scope ...

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