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Old 15-11-2011, 09:03 PM
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Oh I didn't really answer your query!
A 16" dob is a fantastic DSO scope, you will never run out of objects to observe and will be able to spend hours every night nabbing faint fuzzies to your hearts content. They will give pretty good views of planets also. My 12" gives some nice views, but planets are not really my thing. There are really only 3 (Jupiter, Saturn and Mars) with any interest and Neptune, Uranus, Venus, Mercury and Pluto are only blobs, so nice to nab for the records.
But thats just my opinion, there are lots of dedicated planetary observers out there who will howl me down no doubt.
So the scope in summary is excellent for DSO and pretty good for planets, so still an all rounder scope.
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