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    Default XX14g upgrades?



    Anyone have acquired any 'must have' upgrades for this scope? I'm about to pull the trigger on one in the next couple of days and wanted to turn my attention to anything else i should consider - other than the truss cover i'm already getting ...
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    Default Re: XX14g upgrades?

    Get the padded cases. They're a little pricey but worth every penny.

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    Default Re: XX14g upgrades?

    One of the most important things that you can do is buy a set of “Bob’s Knobs” to adjust the collimation. Next get rid of the useless reflex finder and get a 9 x 50 RACI. You may also want to consider a Telrad or a laser but I would wait and see what you need. Buy three or four high end eyepieces. You won’t be sorry later.
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    Default Re: XX14g upgrades?

    thx. forgot to mention the padded cases were already a 'must have' ...

    I already have a 9 x50 RACI & a Panoptic 24mm (more Televues on the way

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    Default Re: XX14g upgrades?

    Insulate the trusses, fit extra counterweights to the correct balance, strip the GoTo's and tighten all the screws (I have a post how to do this), fit fans, fit a temperature probe to the primary mirror with ambient sensor and fit a secondary mirror cover made out of a plastic container which is easy to do. Set up right it's a great piece of equipment, I can easily switch between Visual and DSLR DSO without worrying about the outcome.

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