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    Default Re: Favorite up grade to your dob?



    My favourite upgrades involved adding a RACI/RDF finder combination, Bob's Knobs for my secondary, and a Howie Glatter Parallizer.

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    Default Re: Favorite up grade to your dob?

    Trade it in for a refractor?

    Flocking is a good idea and if you want to get really crazy you can install baffles as well.
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    Default Re: Favorite up grade to your dob?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chardo View Post
    Ok. Telrad installed. Mounting hardware for mounting 9x60 finder ordered. Thumb screws for collimation. What’s next?
    I think you'll find this is a great combination for star-hopping. I found I had to replace my Telrad with the Rigel QuikfFinder for the much reduced weight as I also use a 60mm RACI and have a Moonlite focuser installed which are both considerably heavier than the stock items all of which made the dob a real chore to balance.

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    Default Re: Favorite up grade to your dob?

    I also upgraded the Z10 by adding a Quickfinder, and my 18" came with a telrad.
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    Default Re: Favorite up grade to your dob?

    It's a tie between adding the Telrad to use in conjunction with the RACI (mine came with a RACI) and the riser base to lift it higher off the ground (my back is thanking me for that). Actually, based on long term impact, the latter was the more important upgrade.
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