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Big Dobs

Started by Sheldon L. Cooper, Ph.D., 04/23/2014 01:00PM
Posted 04/23/2014 01:00PM | Edited 04/23/2014 01:01PM Opening Post
hi - how large a Dob is large enough? how big is too big? thanks - Ernie Spragg Fresno CA
Posted 04/23/2014 03:22PM #1
Ernie Spragg said:

hi - how large a Dob is large enough? how big is too big? thanks - Ernie Spragg Fresno CA

Go to Obsession website. He explains how to choose a size right for you.

Rolando
Posted 04/25/2014 04:28AM | Edited 04/25/2014 08:56AM #2
Ernie Spragg said:

hi - how large a Dob is large enough? how big is too big? thanks - Ernie Spragg Fresno CA

These are questions only you can answer for yourself.. For some, a 10 inch is too big, for some, a 20 inch is not big enough.

John's questions are good one and I would add: What is you want to look at with your big Dob?" What are you hoping to see that you are currently not able to see with your current scopes?

How much experience do you have with Dobs? Enough to know that you enjoy the Dob experience, not everyone does?

Jon



Posted 04/26/2014 10:28AM #3
Ernie buddy,

Too small would be a Stargazer Steve 3-inch.

Too large would be an Obsession 36


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