Re:Martin Mobberly and his 19.3″ (49cm) f/4.5 mons

Forums General Discussion Martin Mobberly and his 19.3″ (49cm) f/4.5 monster Re:Martin Mobberly and his 19.3″ (49cm) f/4.5 mons


Posted by Paul A Brierley at 09:52 on 2010 Feb 28

That does look very impressive Dale,I like the look of this type of telescope and mounting system. Fork mounts may have there faults, I am sure. But for visual observing with a Newtonian, and a large one, on an EQ mount, It can be difficult. This is where the Fork mount wins.I can imagine that Sir Patrick Moore would have struggled to make observations, had his 15inch Fullerscopes been on an equatorial mount instead of a fork mounting.I remember when I owned a 12" Orion DX300 on a Vixen GP-DX and latterly a G11. I seldom used it because it was awkward looking into the eyepiece when the telescope was pointing towards the zenith.Do do any visual observing with this monster? Or is it just used with you’re Minitron camera?