Takahashi FS60 short replacement tube ???
Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:22 PM
Also if anyone know the actual part number for the 105mm long tube ??
Many thanks in anticipation of a flood of replies ....
Matt in Australia
Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:42 PM
Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:47 AM
Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:58 AM
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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:38 PM
We have replacement tubes for the FS-60CSV.
Hello Art, thank you, I have a PM for you.
Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:49 AM
While I wait to get the CSV tube I have set up the FS60CB for some solar viewing:
Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:36 PM
Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:58 PM
Although I can get focus as it is setup in the picture, I will change to the CSV tube and install an adapter between the focuser and the ClickLock visual back.
Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:29 PM
I have the FS-60C with the 145mm tube and tried the other night to use my Leica 20-60x Zoom (this is the 7.3-22mm 68 degree, not the ASPH) and did not have enough in-travel to reach focus using the Tak 1.25" prism diagonal. I have the APM 1.25" adapter on the front of this ep. I guess if I were to replace the 145mm tube with the 105mm unit, it would be enough so I could use the Leica. The focuser on the Tak looks to be about 55 or so mm in diameter. Does anyone know of an adapter (Clicklock?) I could use to shorten things somewhat and maybe not have to change the tube to use this ep?
Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:33 PM
I'll send you a PM with more info bit later on today, might save you some $$$ and headaches. Cheers, Matt
Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:13 AM
Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:12 AM
Art sent it on the 23rd, it took 5 days to get to Chicago and is now "Held in Customs".
Is this normal in the land of the free???
Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:54 AM
Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:45 PM
The tube could be used to make a small mortar, might not ever get there:)
It's on the move again, hopefully Australian Customs don't hold it up as well.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:54 AM
All is well, with thanks to Art at TNR (or L,S & S) in Texas, I now have a Takahashi FS60CSVQ refractor, soon to be with an FC76/FS60 Hybrid. These will be my travelling companions while the Mewlon 210 minds the fort at home.
The shorter tube has allowed the Baader ClickLock 2" visual adapter and the Baader Cool Ceramic Herschel Prism to come to focus with all my eyepieces.