Re: (IAAC) FWD: What should I buy? (rich field scopes)
Art Russell wrote:
> On Friday, June 19, 1998 6:47 AM, Jeff Medkeff wrote:
> > I'll probably have to beg and borrow some eyepieces locally. Any
> > eyepieces you are interested in, or just any eyepieces I can happen to
> > my hands on?
> > --
> > Jeff Medkeff | Acting Assistant Coordinator
> I'd be interested in a quantification of the Brandon 8mm and its mated
> (screw-in , circa 1986) 2X Dakin doubler which effectively converts the
> eyepiece to a 4mm. The doubler is only about an inch long and is of 1 1/4
> inch sizing. I consider it my best eyepiece (combination) for planetary
> considerations and yields 562X on my F4.9 Tectron (FL = 88.5 inches) on
> those rare evenings where the skies are steady enough to warrant its use.
> Clear Skies!
> Art Russell
> Atlanta, Georgia
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Art, What is classified as a big Dob? Example, is a 16" a big DOB?