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Jul 11, 2007
- User Notes:
Discovery 12.5" Truss DobPros:
--Excellent stiffness (1.25" truss tubes!)
--Good options package(s)
--UTA is a little undersized (like Obsession)Comments:
--Poor quality shroud
--Decent but not perfect orthogonality (DSCs)
Basically, this differs from the premium scopes costing $600 to $4000 more only in a couple parameters: the woodworking (which is adequate and decently finished, but more basic than some higher-priced scopes), and the sonotube UTA (which is a little cheap for a high-end scope, though perfectly functional).
The mirrors have excellent optical figures, the coatings are superb, the scope moves very smoothly in both axes. Like all dobs, a counterweight system will be necessary with altitude change or heavier eyepieces.
Options packages include useful items like wheelbarrow handles, shrouds, eyepieces, fan, etc.