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Question about a highly compact travel scope

Started by lthaxton, 01/18/2003 06:48AM
Posted 01/18/2003 06:48AM Opening Post
I am planning an extended trip to Mongolia early next year (depending on the political climate) and would like to take along a scope. It will have to be very compact when disassembled and durable as the trip will likely be a month or more on horseback. I hesitate to take the Questar-too small in aperture and probably a bit delicate. Anyone have an idea for a small (6" or so) scope? I am reconciled to the fact that this will be a low power star sweeper givne the limitations of space and time. Should I just get a pair of 20x80 binocs and let it go at that?


Posted 01/18/2003 10:30PM #1
Larry bring the biggest refractor you have. You can get extra horse and guide/porter for a few more dollars. Mongolia is no Joshua Tree N.P. you can drive there every weekend. Why settle for less? Also make sure the moon is not up high shinning bright while you're over there. Enjoy the darkest sky on planet earth. Literally no horizon! Oh don't forget multi vitamin pills, energy bars and toilet tissues.