Skywatcher dobs

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lucas_900

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I recenbtly stumbled across this dobsonian. I was looking at getting an Orion SkyQuest XT6 but with this dob u get an extra 2" or mirror for a smaller price. Would I be better off sticking with the Orion scope or this new one? Also how difficult would it be to find DSOs in? Please let me know your thoughts, thanks.
 
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nevers

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Hi Lucas,<br /><br />I don't know anything about that brand of 'scope. The difficulty in finding this would rely in how well you know the sky. I have looked through an 8" 'scope before (just not that brand but one by Orion) and the views were very comparable to the 10" Orion Dob I was using at the time.
 
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I intend to learn my way around the sky. One of the beauties about the XT6 was the computer controller which would have helped but I guess I could give that up for a bigger scope. I have a much smaller scope (60mm refractor) which I havn't done very well with as I could really find anything with, but it wasn't really all that great anyways.<br />Because I have just finished school I am going to have a lot of free time onm y hands so I can have some late nights without the need for an early wake up so I can spend hours learning my way around.<br />SO I suppose my question is do you think, in your more experienced opinion, that I should get the XT6 or this 8" dob I found?<br />Thanks for your input. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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Remember this, all the dobs like this are made in China by Synta. They paint them different for Orion, Hardin, Sky-Watcher, etc. Discovery makes their own but that's about it. So pick any one the optics are going to be the same. The features are changed to make the importer "different" from the rest. <br /><br />Nothing wrong with this just shop for the best "deal" <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1" color="#3366ff">www.siriuslookers.org</font> </div>
 
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Just a "little" about Synta<br /><br />CELESTRON PURCHASED BY SW TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, A DELAWARE COMPANY, AFFILIATE OF SYNTA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION<br /><br />Leading telescope manufacturer purchased by long term overseas optics manufacturer<br /><br />TORRANCE, CA -- April 6, 2005 --<br />Celestron, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes, today announced that SW Technology Corporation, a Delaware company, an affiliate of Synta Technology Corporation ("Synta") acquired all of the outstanding members ownership interests of the company. Synta is a well-known optics manufacturer that has participated in the development of some of Celestron's most popular products, such as the NexStar GT computerized telescope line. Synta has been a Celestron supplier for over 15 years.<br /><br />Celestron will continue to be led by the senior management team of Joseph A. Lupica and Richard L. Hedrick with Chairman Alan Hale and Celestron founder Tom Johnson remaining as consultants. Synta and its related companies will continue to manufacture and supply other telescopes and related products for Celestron. As a result of the acquisition, Celestron will be in a position to meet all current financial obligations and continue to lead the product engineering, development and manufacturing processes from the Torrance, California headquarters. All product warranties will stay in effect and product support will not be interrupted or delayed. The company's first goal is to fill a three month backlog of product orders and work to resume full scale production and product development operations. <br /><br />"I have always had great admiration and respect for Celestron's products and have had a very close and warm relationship with the company and its management team for the past 15 years," said David Shen, Synta founder. "I am committed to maintaining Celestron's reputation of quality and innovation and will support their continue <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1" color="#3366ff">www.siriuslookers.org</font> </div>
 
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