Back to Home

ATM Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Amateur Telescope Making | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Good Size

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
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.

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2023 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins