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Old 22-01-2018, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CaroleH View Post
Hi, I am thrilled with my new tabletop Heritage Dobsonian 5" for backyard viewing.
Now wanting to take it to a dark sky area (daughter's farm) so the grandchildren can join me in exploring our skies.
This will be a 200km car trip - the final 30kms on a dirt (bumpy) road.
Are there any suggestions out there to retain integrity of collimation? Apart from nursing the tube in my arms - I will be driving!!
Thanks for any hints! : }
Nice Carole
Warmly recommend that scope for beginners.
Heres an article on collimating if you need it
http://m.skyatnightmagazine.com/feat...your-telescope
Take steps to stop too much vibration ..and collapse the scope...put it in box with towels etc...and away from hot sun.

Enjoy....keep eyes away from the sun though.
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