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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:52 PM

How much glass is enough? Comparing the TEC 140 apo to a TEC 200 apo

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:57 PM

Fantastic report, Tim! The sketches really complement the text well, making it much easier for me to visualize the differences between the two scopes. Well done! :bow:

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:33 PM

Yes, those are excellent sketches--really top notch! I enjoyed reading the article too.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:25 PM

Thats a fantastic report and beautiful sketches! :)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:27 AM

Really enjoyable read, Tim. Thanks for taking the time to share!
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:56 AM

One of the best articles I've ever read on this site!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:58 AM

Thanks for the article Tim, well written and very informative.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:58 PM

Thanks Guys :) It actually began as some notes to myself - I had so many thoughts and ideas going round in my head as to which scope to keep and which to sell thought it would be easier to write them down into something vaguely coherent. Then thought I may as well share :)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

Well done, Tim.

Boy, you can draw, too! :lol:

Thanks for sharing your sketches and impressions.

Regards,

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:24 PM

Great article Tim, thanks, really enjoyed the sketches and accounts of what you observe not only with the big TEC but also in the Southern skies.

thought of your amazing work with this scope today because I may be attending a steampunk festival tomorrow!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:18 AM

looks like it will be a great festival - hope you have fun there :)

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:17 PM

So which one are you keeping? :gotpopcorn:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:44 PM

Oh I think the big one Steve :) I've sort of come to the conclusion that it will need an observatory though, and that will mean a new house :(






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