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thick mirror, heavy cell

Discussion in 'Telescopes and Mounts' started by squeege3000, Nov 1, 2018.

thick mirror, heavy cell

Started by squeege3000 on Nov 1, 2018 at 6:42 PM

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  1. squeege3000

    squeege3000 Well-Known Member

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    just got a 90's Meade Starfinder 8" Dobsonian. Views are great. It's heavy though. and the pivot point for the dobsonain is much farther back than my other dobs. So after a quick disassemble, I found out why. Oh my, the mirror is very thick, and the cell is made partly of pressed board that is very dense. I don't know why they were made this way, but I expect it should hold collimation well.

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