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Airline portable scopes?

Started by williamichang, 05/23/2003 08:46PM
Posted 05/23/2003 08:46PM Opening Post
Has anyone designed or built scopes that can fly? The optics at least (if not the OTA) should be carry-on (9x14x22", 22lb or so, weight can be stretched a bit); the "body" should fit a suitcase etc. Any (dis)assembly should be relatively safe to perform! I have seen "Alice" and other flying scopes on the Web, but I'd hate to baggage-check the optics...

Oh yes, I'm looking to maximize aperture for DSOs :-)

Appreciate any and all suggestions!

-- William Chang, Saratoga CA
Posted 06/17/2003 07:07AM #1
Try or Infinity is an Astromart sponser.The teleport is reviewed here

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