As of this afternoon, I'm the happy owner of a new Skywatcher 10-inch FlexTube Dob bought from Sirius Optics
Sirius didn't have a collimator in stock, and the scope's collimation was pretty far out to begin with, but I still managed to have a successful first light with my William Optics 4 mm and 28 mm UWAN eyepieces: Orion, Mars, Saturn, Crux, Carina, etc. I was particularly chuffed to see Centaurus A and its dark dust lane for the first time
Quick question regarding Dobs in south-east Queensland - does anyone have tips for dew prevention methods that don't require battery power? I like the convenience of Dobs and would prefer to avoid the hassle and expense of dew heaters, controllers, batteries, chargers, etc.
I've searched the forums and it looks like my best bet is to always use a light shroud. I've used the disposable hand warming packs with great success on my DSLR lenses and refractors - are they of any use for a Dob?