Bought a Stellarvue 130 mm f/7 Apo Triplet Refractor

3 years 2 weeks ago #491812 by Kenta
I still need to buy a mount for it.  Just want to say this thing is a beast!  Astro photographers, where are you storing your telescopes?  Better yet, are you taking this in and out each time.  Or do you have permanent set up for it?


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3 years 2 weeks ago #491834 by Vladimir
Unless you have a shed or you mount this on a dolly with wheels and store in your garage.  That is exactly what you are going to have to do.  


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3 years 2 weeks ago #491863 by effron
Now you've done it....Post a pic!

Why so serious?
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3 years 2 weeks ago #491890 by Tim Kelley
Put it on a mount with wheels that have locks on them.  That way you can lock the wheels when you get in position.  


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3 years 2 weeks ago #491944 by Kenta

effron wrote: Now you've done it....Post a pic!



As soon as I get a mount for it.  I'll be posting a bunch of pics.  Keep in mind, I'm a newbie at this and from what friends have said, will take a while to get around the learning curve.  

I'm excited though.  I've saved up for this for some time and have used friends telescopes.  Back in February, I joined an astronomy club here.  I didn't feel right there as I was the only one with out a telescope.   Or it seemed that way.   Two others in the club had Stellarvue telescopes and swore by them.  The problem is, I spent a lot on the telescope that my mount budget is kind of lean.  I'm already shopping on Ebay for a used deal!  


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