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#26 jtpowers

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:42 PM

The scope looks very good. Too bad about no feathertouch option, though.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:56 PM

Well, cost has to get cut somewhere. FT should have an adapter for the tube as it is 90x1 threading.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:59 PM

If one goal is to cut weight, putting a FT back on probably isn't the way to go about it.

The regular version (with FT) is still available tho, right?

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:04 PM

Sure is.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:39 PM

FT should have an adapter for the tube as it is 90x1 threading.


That's good to know. Scope does look good. The slender lens cell helps keep the scope look nicely proportioned with the 90mm tube. It's going to be a very compact scope! How much do you expect it to weigh?

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:08 PM

I would guess 6-7 pounds.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:00 AM

The two tier idea of the smaller scope with the basic focuser, OR the big bruiser with the 3" FT for astrophotog is a great one.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:36 AM

Thanks. People kept saying they wanted it smaller and it just worked out. That and we can lower the price $500. Win/win in my eyes.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:50 AM

Great looking design, Mike. Priced at five hundred dollars less, it's going to be real hard to resist. The FeatherTouch focuser on the first design is nice, but I always thought the 3" was a bit too large for that scope.
What was it - about a month before they start to come in?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:56 AM

A month is going to be quick. The prototypes will be in by then for NEAF easily and then the production pieces should roll in a month or so after that. It will still take some time to produce the lenses. The tubes are no problem.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:54 PM

The scope looks very good. Too bad about no feathertouch option, though.


Not really such a bad loss for visual observing. As someone pointed out earlier the two speed focusers have come a long way. I have a Stellarvue SV70ED with the latest SV two speed and it is very close to The Feather Touch focusers on my SV90T Fluorite and SV102BV. Very smooth and there is no problem holding a Baader Hyperion in a 2" diagonal at zenith. Stellarvue is using the same 2" focuser in a lower priced SV90T with an FPL-53 triplet. Same price point $1495 as the "Light" also aimed at the non bino non AP crowd. For $1795 the TMB 92 Light is not such a great savings since the TMB 92SS with 3" FT focuser and extension is $1999. As for no baffles I have never heard anyone complain about the lack of baffles in a Tele Vue scope so it can be done right. TMB should have no problem if they chose to go with no baffles.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:59 PM

We are actually going to be able to get baffles in it as well. I thought we would run out of room with the light cone and all, but all is good.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:43 PM

Any updates on this scope?

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:59 PM

In production.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 10:59 AM

92ss light on shelves yet?

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:37 AM

The optics are finished and the tubes are almost done. I suspect it will be 4-6 weeks.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:09 PM

Any update on availability and price?






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