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#126 Gord


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:05 PM


A good decision I think. The other thing to consider is that you don't *have* to limit yourself to just one telescope. You also don't have to stay married to it forever. Compliment the CAT with a refractor. An ES127 triplet will give you a lot of what a TOA130 can do and is very affordable. Or go a little smaller and piggy-back it on the cat. Lots of options.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

good call gord. A smaller scope for use when the big gun is cooling would be a perfect complement.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:07 PM

This again is just opinion but with a $1700 price tag on an achro, I would put that money on a TAK fs102 instead. A nice flourite doublet any day over purple haze running through my brain.


I think Jimi said: " all in my brain". Jus sayin;)


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:59 AM

Good choice Timps , glad we could help .
The idea here to get an ES 127mm triplet to compliment your up and comming 12 inch Meade is a very good one .
I use my SKY90 or Istar 127mm f8 achro in the same roll while I am waiting for my M210 to cool .
Good luck mate .

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:50 AM

You are about to take your first step on a long journey of scope ownerships, but the M12 is a good choice. My Meade RCX400 was with me for four years and believed it was a turn around point for optics produced by Meade. If they are still manufacturing the same type of quality then you will be pretty happy with it. I still remember a lot of the views in it even though I've look through some scopes that people would consider better. That says a lot and I'm a refractor fan. I hope you get the same satisfaction as I did with my Meade.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:46 AM

Thanks all.

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