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Lay it down or stand it up?

Started by Nunyur, 11/20/2019 10:52PM
Posted 11/20/2019 10:52PM Opening Post
Hi, I recently bought a 14" collapsible dobsonian.  I will be building a transport crate for the ota with padding to ease the 1 1/2 hr drive to my dark site location and it will be in the back of my truck. Should the ota be laying down or standing? Either way the crate will be secured from sliding around my truck bed. Thanks for any suggestions! Greg
Posted 11/21/2019 02:35PM #1
Originally Posted by Greg Vasquez
Hi, I recently bought a 14" collapsible dobsonian.  I will be building a transport crate for the ota with padding to ease the 1 1/2 hr drive to my dark site location and it will be in the back of my truck. Should the ota be laying down or standing? Either way the crate will be secured from sliding around my truck bed. Thanks for any suggestions! Greg

Hard to decide on advice to give.....can you post a pic of the scope?

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