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    Default Aperatura AD10 What should I add first?



    Well I am now a fellow Dobsonian I got the AD10 Aperatura.

    Now with consideration of my equipment listed in my signature what else should I get first to improve my view of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars? New EP with higher Mag or better quality?, a Variable Polarizer?, another filter to assist my Baader Moon & Skyglow or something else? ($75-$100 budget).

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    Default Re: Aperatura AD10 What should I add first?

    Do you have an observing chair yet? That is the best "next purchase" to make. Being able to properly relax at the eyepiece can go a long way toward improving the view. When you don't have to dedicate part of your brain to worry about knee and back discomfort, everything else gets better as a result.
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    Default Re: Aperatura AD10 What should I add first?

    After looking at your equipment list and your desire to improve planetary views I would recommend a refractor

    I have t agree with Bryan though, if you do not have a chair yet it will help being comfortable at the eyepiece.
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    Default Re: Aperatura AD10 What should I add first?

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    The chair I have been thinking about, for now when I took it out for the first time, I felt comfortable with my regular simple one, but I can see a telescope chair in the future. As far as the Refractor, that will be my next scopes but not now I just wanted an all around scope with large aperature for the price. Even though I am interested in the planets now I will use it for galaxies, DSO and stuff.

    With Jupiter out now and Saturn and mars approaching for my ideal viewing time I want to try to maximize the best I can with the Dob and learn the skies without a goto or inteli
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    Default Re: Aperatura AD10 What should I add first?

    The AD10's come with cooling fans for the primary (I think) so if you don't have anything already for EPs, think about getting a dew heating system for the EPs. Some Summer nights (and the weeks before and after) are terrible for dew, which is why I like Winter for viewing.
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    Default Re: Aperatura AD10 What should I add first?

    I too have a 10" Dob without any kind of "GoTo" system and the first thing I bought was aTelrad and some colimation tools (Cheshire and colimation cap). Way under $100! The laser that came with the scope had two stripped out adjustment screws. After that I bought a ES 14mm 82* eyepiece. Well over $100.....Next project is an observing stool....maybe that should have been first.....don't know, still a newbie. Good Luck!
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    Default Re: Aperatura AD10 What should I add first?

    The 30mm EP that came with the AD10 is really a pretty decent one. However, you haven't lived until you've used the 2" 82o ES 18mm eyepiece. It is perhaps the best EP I've ever used... and that's a lot of eyepieces.

    For planets, get the 1.25" 82o 4.7mm ES. If you want to check to see if the astronauts left any cigarette butts on the moon, get the Zhumell Long Eye Relief (20mm) 3mm eyepiece.

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    Default Re: Aperatura AD10 What should I add first?

    Is the tube flocked? I know there was a tweaker's dream package that included flocking, but I'm not sure they all came with that. Flocking will improve views dramatically is there is any stray light.

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    Default Re: Aperatura AD10 What should I add first?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpm990d View Post
    Is the tube flocked? I know there was a tweaker's dream package that included flocking, but I'm not sure they all came with that. Flocking will improve views dramatically is there is any stray light.

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    Nope not flocked yet. I think I will get around to that in there near future now getting a ZWO, then Eyepiece like lowjiber said and probably flock it soon after.
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