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Secondary Spiders

Started by raw265, 04/06/2002 03:33PM
Posted 04/06/2002 03:33PM Opening Post
I have a dob mounted newtonian that I've been working on. I've replaced the primary with one I bought from Mark Harry and that made a huge difference. The scope is/was a Celestron Star Hopper and has a single (1/4" thick) secondary stalk. I am wondering if I would benefit from changing that to either a regular spider support or a one of the hybrid curved supports? Does the really thick support degrade the image more so than normal ones?

I also plan on flocking the tube and getting a higher quality secondary so any suggestions for a source are welcome as well.

Clear skies, Robert.

There's no substitute for fine glass!
Posted 04/06/2002 05:01PM #1
Hi Robert! Check out the Protostar spiders and secondaries. First rate stuff and first rate people to deal with. You might have to wait a little to get your order but it's worth it. They have flocking paper too.