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Subject: Discovery 10" DHQ
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.81.14)
Date: 02/10/2006 06:18:54 pm PST
I built my telescope around the Discovery DHQ 10" optics.
I've had the scope for 2 yrs. now.
It is cooled with a 50 cfm filtered fan.
So, this is why the optics have stayed clean after 2 yrs.
My first night out was cut short by bad collimation.
After proper collimation, even wide-field views with an Antares 32 mm Erfle are reasonable, with scant coma.
It is really pleasing to scan the Milky Way at low power.
It picks up tiny galaxies in Hercules, and in Canes Venatici.
For its' size class, it perhaps can't be beat.
Bands on Jupiter are sharp too.
Definitely needs a moon filter.
Whatever you aim it at, (NOT THE SUN !)within reason; you won't be dissapointed.
And if you have smokey neighbours, the filtered fan is a great idea.
I find it incredible that there are such skilled opticians out there.
I wonder how it would work with a good binoviewer...
I'm still awestruck.
A score of 10 indeed...
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