Yet another TSA-120!!!
Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:16 AM
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:40 AM
Congrats on a great acquisition, I'm sure you will love it !
look forward to reading your first light thoughts on it.
I just fitted mine to its new perch on top of my new Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:46 AM
Keep us posted on any developments, personally I think the TSA120 is the perfect size refractor, both for visual and a/p as well as reasonable portability. Love your first pic of the proud owner holding his new baby !
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:01 PM
You have too many SCTs. : )
I suggest you sell your Meade 12 ACF and your SV102ED and use that to help fund a TSA-120.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:26 PM
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:28 AM
Johnny, I am not sure yet. I really want a 3.5" Feathertouch, not because I need it since it is overkill for visual but I really like that focuser. I especially like the rotating system much more than on the 3".
I should be able to do some TSA-120/FS-102 comparisons sometime next week if we have good weather in Miami.
Speaking of good weather, tonight in Disney World the skies were totally clear so I took the TSA-120 outside of my hotel room and got to do a quick first light. I only looked at the Moon and Saturn but both looked really good and sharp. It was a quick view and I only had my Mark Vs with 24 Pans, a 21mm Ethos and a 13mm Ethos. Saturn was small but still looked sharp and clear. The moon was excellent but I was not able to come to focus with the Mark Vs without a Glasspath Compensator. I do not have any of those here with me so I will have to wait until I get home. A good thing that happened tonight was that there were some kids form Chile here for a cheerleading competition and they stopped by to look at Saturn and the Moon. They were all impressed and none had never looked through a telescope before. Anyways, I will post some more stuff once I get some more observing time in.
Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:55 AM
Congrats! Nice scopes! I hope you enjoy a few eons of fantastic views.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:29 AM
Johnny, the focuser is not too bad but it is not a FEathertouch. I don't think that anything comes close to the larger Feathertouch foucusers, they are just wonderful.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:18 AM
Beautiful pictures of these scopes side-side. But where is the glass in your FS
Looking forward to hear how your samples of FS and TSA compare for you.
I did that test with my samples and found that at high powers, the FS has a cleanliness to the star images and planets that is comparable to how the objectives look in your picture. The TSA has a color free images that are just iIncredible though.
Hope you're in for some good weather soon
Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:13 PM
Hey, do you happen to know what the load capacity is for the stock focuser? I am thinking about getting one of these myself and dont no if I should keep the tak focuser, do the simple FT retrofit, are get an entire FT focuser system including the adapter to the OTA. Anyone no the answer here?
Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:27 PM