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#1 mloffland

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:13 PM

Takahashi TSA-120

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:22 PM

Wow, this is my new "dream scope."

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:17 PM

This does sound like a dream scope to me. Would love to get a Clear Night review.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:40 PM

I have the TSA 102.Just wished the new TSA would have been 130 or 140.$3700 for just 18mm more is silly.Great review though.Thanks

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:30 PM

I sold a great SV105 (LZOS Optics) and moved to the Tak 120. There is an observable and nice performance boost with the 120 but the other nice thing is that the Tak, although not as compact as my SV105, weighs about the same and rides just as well on my CG5 so there was no portability penalty. Who knows, there might be a 140 coming but that would not have the portability advantage that the 120 enjoys. The 120 acts like a 130 but with the portability of the 102 - kind of a “Goldilocks”size refractor.

So far I’ve been very impressed with the views of Mars through the Tak.

You can see my Tak in the thread “post a picture of your refractor” - page 23

Bob






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