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Old 20-07-2019, 04:27 PM
Rainmaker (Matt)
Strictly Visual......

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Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Canberra
Posts: 294
There is an Observatory Night scheduled for Saturday 27th at Mt Stromlo, the guys there will be able to answer some of your questions. CAS does have some 8" Dobs that are available for use by new members.

An 8" Dob will be a great way to start into the pastime. A red dot finder and a couple of eyepieces as well as an app like Stellarium on your phone and you're all set. As for collimation, the solid tube Dobs seem to hold collimation well. You will get lots of help and advice from guys like Ed, Bill and Andrew who are regulars at the club events.

If you have any problems with getting the initial setup/collimation done feel free to send me a PM, I am in Canberra also and happy to help.
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