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Hard Choice: Used TOA-150(non B) vs new TOA-130NFB

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#26 dawziecat

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

Hi Wei-Hao:

Beautiful images! Especially Eta Car as we don't get to see it here up north.

Certainly your observations about the old vs the new "Type B" focuser are a revelation. My own camera is unlikely to tax either but I may not have such a light camera for ever.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:49 PM

No input here on the 150 focuser (I own the 130) but wow, nice images! Typical TOA style beautiful color and high contrast!
I have to say, I bought the TOA130 because I couldn't get the AP130 right away....now I am not sure that I will ever give up the TOA, even when my name comes up on the AP list.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:50 PM

Lovely setup congrats!!
....now get to work! we want astrophotos:
Enjoy your premium optics.

Andy

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:53 PM

I can't imagine why Tak can't fix this problem on a 11K scope, My cheap AR had that prob. but I started tightening the little hex key screws around the focuser, fixed it right up. you would thing the tak would have something similar.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

[quote name="dawziecat"]
Well, it's here.
Picture is just for show . . . no intention of actually mounting an FSQ106 atop the TOA-150 like this.
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Hi Andy,
Excellent scope. I suspect you will be tickled with its performance.

I have the TOA-150 and I mounted my FSQ-106ED on top of the TOA-150.
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