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    Is there any reason I should not use my TV scopes for spotting?

    Fortunately, it's not really an issue for us. My hobbies are far less expensive than a divorce. ;)
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    Is there any reason I should not use my TV scopes for spotting?

    Hey, that's pretty cool! My marriage is saved. ;)
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    Is there any reason I should not use my TV scopes for spotting?

    Alan, I kind of went through a similar thought process as you. I was pretty convinced the Swaro ATS-65 would be a great choice but the more I thought about it, the more I decided I wanted a bigger aperture for all the obvious reasons. I ended up ordering a Kowa TSN-883 with the 25-60x ep as...
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    Is there any reason I should not use my TV scopes for spotting?

    Looks like we have the same head but you have a longer tube and what, the 3036? Mine is easy enough to move around the property but I wouldn't want to hike any distance with it as it must weigh 15# or more depending on diagonal and ep.
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    Is there any reason I should not use my TV scopes for spotting?

    Here's a photo of the Pronto mounted as a spotting scope (45 diagonal, Celestron 8-24 ep, Manfrotto 501 head, Telepod legs). I must say, it works pretty well in this incarnation and by switching diagonals and adding the Starbeam finder back on, does a good job with astro. Tonight, on this...
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    Is there any reason I should not use my TV scopes for spotting?

    Well, I've spent a few days using both my Televue Pronto and my Televue TV-85 on their respective mounts (Telepod heads with the Pronto on Telepod legs and the TV-85 on a Telepod head and the rather heavy Manfrotto 475B). The Pronto is pretty lightweight on its mount and gives very nice views...
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    Is there any reason I should not use my TV scopes for spotting?

    I'm a wuss when it comes to outdoorsy stuff, including birding. That translates to: if it looks like rain, I'm not going out. It was the compact nature and inherent rugged design that made me think of a dedicated scope but, geez, the Pronto is pretty darn good and I've got all the stuff for it...
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    Is there any reason I should not use my TV scopes for spotting?

    Other than a correct L/R image and waterproofing, etc. what am I missing? I used my TV Pronto today, mostly with a 20mm TV Plossl and a 45 degree erecting prism and it seemed pretty good to me. I ended up putting my 2" diagonal back in and gotter better images still (albeit reversed). Also...
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