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#26 Adam S

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

Here's what I'd do:

http://www.cloudynig...5773014/page...

#27 Phil Hosey

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:42 PM

Here's what I'd do:

http://www.cloudynig...5773014/page...


Oh wow I thought he had sold it..I PM'd him but it's been 10 days since the last post, I hope he still has it...that's the kind of thing I've been looking for.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:02 PM

I know why... And I told you this before. Hyperstar is haunting you.

Once you get used to f/2 speed nothing else will satisfy you.


This may be true but OP needs to wean himself from Hyperstar which in my opinion is a crude platform, for the lack of the better word and without getting into whole another discussion of how light gets converged onto the unit area of a sensor (a figment of fast or slow).

To OP, you could get AT65EDQ... for the interim, and save more money for later when your mind is made up and may be have a better budget to widen your options. Regards

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

I know why... And I told you this before. Hyperstar is haunting you.

Once you get used to f/2 speed nothing else will satisfy you.


This may be true but OP needs to wean himself from Hyperstar which in my opinion is a crude platform, for the lack of the better word and without getting into whole another discussion of how light gets converged onto the unit area of a sensor (a figment of fast or slow).

To OP, you could get AT65EDQ... for the interim, and save more money for later when your mind is made up and may be have a better budget to widen your options. Regards


AT65EDQ is a nice scope and would be great if I were going for wide fields, but this time of year I'm looking toward longer focal lengths.

I am curious about your thoughts regarding Hyperstar, but since this forum is for refractors, I should probably start the thread somewhere else. I think I'll start it in the Cats forum.

#30 Phil Hosey

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:06 AM

Whoohoo! Refractor problem solved! I bought RAKing's TMB130SS.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

:) Wow! So quick!

Congratulations!

I love my TMB92SS. Hope this scope finally brings happiness to you :)

#32 Phil Hosey

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

:) Wow! So quick!

Congratulations!

I love my TMB92SS. Hope this scope finally brings happiness to you :)


Thanks Sedat. Yes, I have been waiting for a deal like this to come along. The Meade 6000 130 was pretty nice optically but by the time I upgraded the focuser it would have cost the same as the TMB130, and since the TMB has a better reputation, well, I just had to do it. Now my Hyperstar should also be on the way back so we'll see how that goes as well.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

Whoohoo! Refractor problem solved! I bought RAKing's TMB130SS.


Nice instrument. That's gonna be a notch or two above the Meade! :jump:

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

Congrats!

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

Nice

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

Phil,

Thanks a lot. This has been a great scope for me and I was reluctant to let it go. But it just got "squished" in the numbers game and I realized that it needed a new home.

That ad has been running since the first of April and even though there were hundreds of lookers, no one seemed to want it. I was prepared to keep it and had even told the wife that it was staying. Then all of a sudden I get three PMs overnight. Thanks again! :)

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Cheers,

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:39 AM

Whoohoo! Refractor problem solved! I bought RAKing's TMB130SS.


Excellent choice! :bow: :waytogo:

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

You have chosen ....... wisely!

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:04 PM

Congratulations, I think that's the best no compromise value in amateur astronomy. Looking forward to your opinions and comparisons with other refractors you've had.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

Whoohoo! Refractor problem solved! I bought RAKing's TMB130SS.


Congrats; this should do it for you.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

awesome! i'm looking at one myself.. getting the itch!






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