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Posted by Robert May on June 1, 2001 07:48:22 UTC

The F5 may be a bit short as a F6 or slightly longer may be what you would prefer. I'd set the scope up so that you will have to stand on a small stool to see the zenith (which is a difficult place to move a dob anyway) and have the bottom of the tube go as close to the ground as you can make it without cutting holes in the bottom of the rocker box.
The reason I say this is that the scope gets progressively harder to figure the shorter the FL is.

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