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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bigger is better...

Well, especially when it comes to telescope aperture. Decided to take
my 10" Dobsonian (Newtonian) optical tube and put it up on the Atlas
equatorial mount. A couple tube rings and Voila! Turns out I need a
little more weight to stay balanced, but once that problem is solved
we'll see if this monstrosity is up to the tracking challenge.

I'm excited to see what the impact to my unguided astrophotographs will be! All my shots to date have been with nothing larger than 6" aperture. Just need those counterweights...

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