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Posted by Charles Moriarty on February 20, 2001 21:35:35 UTC

I am going to build my first telescope. I used Newt for a 6" F5 design. I am trying to optomize the design using a standard (inexpensive) focuser with a 3.5" height. Using a 1.52" dia diagonal, there is a 25% obstuction of the primary mirror and the fill of the eyepiece is .81".

Is this a decent design. I am trying to get a lower percentage obstruction and fill the eyepiece a little more.

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