What kind of telescope do you take camping

Discussion in 'Astronomy / Star Gazing' started by astronomynv, Oct 22, 2010.

What kind of telescope do you take camping

  1. Refractor

    13 vote(s)
  2. Reflector, Newt, Dob, etc

    12 vote(s)
  3. SCT, MAk, etc

    7 vote(s)
  4. Bino's big or small

    15 vote(s)
  5. Spotting Scope

    6 vote(s)
  6. Do you have a scope and choose not to take it?

    4 vote(s)
  1. Toedtoes

    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2018
    Yep. I have the cameras to do it, I just have to become more familiar with the use of the telescope itself before I bring the camera into it.
  2. myride

    myride Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2015
    Edmonton, AB
    Sounds like a plan.
  3. bob414

    bob414 New Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Since I use my pup for attending Star Parties, pulled by my Van. I carry all of the above, except the none. Normally 75% of the following list.

    8 SCT
    4 Mak
    70 mm refractor
    20 x 80 bino with binocular chair (Slim Pic**, Texan design)
    12 X 34 image stab binos
    pvs7 Gen 3 night vision googles
    50mm Lunt solar
  4. penny

    penny Active Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    since I posted to this thread, we have a new scope that is great to take camping. It's a sky watcher 8" collapsable dob. because the top half slides down on rods, it is half the height when collapsed. I put the dob base in the back of the 4 runner and the tube rides upright and seat belted in. It is easy to set up and use. It's not a terrible expensive scope, but the quality seems good. We had big meade dob, it was just too big to use, 13" diameter tube and tall as a water heater. Since we seldom ever used it, I traded it for this sky watcher. we take that out much more often. My favorite is still our 109 refractor though, so often we take 3 scopes. and we always have binoculars along.

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