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    Hi
    just joined the Astronomy Forum, because my freebie looks expired. I was told to join if I wanted to search this website. I own a custom 6 inch ob reflector, and am in the process of outfitting it with some new toys i.e. Red Dot Finder, Barlow lens etc.

    Like many retired people I now have the time to devote to a long neglected desire to pursue an amateur astronomy hobby.

    I only have a 6 inch Dob but feel that that is enough to get hours of enjoyment out of and to learn the night sky . Once I become more proficient I probably will upgrade.

    My immediate challenge is finding objects. My old Telrads no longer work. They were a big dissapointment. I'm wondering about a red dot to go with my new finder scope. The Owl looks nice a cheap hmm?

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    Hi chuck
    welcome to the forum.as others will tell you,your 6"reflector will be more than adequate.i have a 5.1" right now,and for starters,not a bad scope at all.as for the red dot finder,by reading what is said on here,would a green not be better?after reading other posts,it seems that the green is the way to go.just a thought.
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    Hey Chuck!Welcome to the forum...
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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining.
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    Welcome to the forum. Good to have you on board.
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    Noob here as well and a 6" dob owner too. Welcome!

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    I think the Telrad is great...just add some skyspot charts and download Stellarium for free then add the Telrad reticle mod. Welcome.
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    Hi Chuck ..Welcome to the forums ..A 6in scope is more than a lot of people start with ..Heck , i started out with a 3in scope with 350mm focal length ....
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    I've been thinking about a green laser too. I've had two Telrads and am not happy with them. The Mean Time Between Failure is unacceptable - like 2 or 3 hours!

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    I know everyone thinks that the Telrad is the best. I have 2 of them. Neither has worked for more than 2 or 3 hours. I've changed the batteries. Maybe there's something more sinister than replacing the batteries?? Do you have any ideas? Can't find a website for telrad. I would like to stay with the Telrad since I already have a base on my scope.

 

 
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