Video: Setting up a GEM vs a Dobsonian


A YouTube user, ‘Truemartian‘ posted a well done humourous video of the differences between setting up a Dobsonian mounted telescope versus a German Equitorial Mount.   The end result: 30 seconds for the Dob versus about 15 minutes for the GEM.

Now, naturally, the capabilities of the two mounts are completely different, and the Dob isn’t computerized, etc, but it makes a good argument for why a starter telescope should not be too complex.  A simple dob will work well for 80% of all amateur astronomy.

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