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#1 NHRob

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:36 AM

No, it's not an inflammation of your Takahashi! :jawdrop:

Instead, I picked up a used FS-102 on AMart and will be doing visual comparisons against my SV-105T as soon as I can. The Tak should arrive today/tomorrow. I have a MT Pro and I'll see if I can mount both scopes together for doing side-by-sides! :jump:

Only issue is that the FS has only 1.25" visual back and I only have a 2" diagonal. Oh well, I might have to view straight through to compare. :rainbow:

Stay tuned ... pics will be provided when I can.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:40 AM

:dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek:
Resistance is futile.........halt and be converted!
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:40 AM

How does the FS-102 only have an 1.25" visual back? Even my Tak Sky 90 had the 2" focuser with an 1.25" adapter. You are gonna love the veiw through a Fluorite doublet Rob. There is indeed something special to the view and a slight contrast advantage. With the warmer image due to only two elements, planetary viewing is particularly satisfying and very 3-D like with binoviewers. I have no doubt you will see a difference...enjoy and report your first light!

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:44 AM

Tr, All the early Taks came with a 1.25" eyepiece adapter. They started supplying a 2" adapter maybe 8-10 yrs ago.
The draw tube on the Tak 2.7" focuser is threaded for 72mm, then there is a 72-43mm adapter plate, followed by a 1.25" eyepiece holder with 43mm threading. the Tak 2" eyepiece holder just threads directly to the 72mm draw tube.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:55 AM

:dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek:
Resistance is futile.........halt and be converted!
Rex


Rex.....YOU are responsible for my Tak addiction.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:00 PM

As the happy owner of an SV105T and the lust-after-er(?) of a Takahashi I eagerly await your review!

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:53 PM

:dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek:
Resistance is futile.........halt and be converted!
Rex


Rex.....YOU are responsible for my Tak addiction.


>Mark

Your welcome,
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:23 PM

Rob, I think that the views through your FS-102 will make you smile ;) Looking forward to your comparison.

Green is good. Or is it ... green is soothing? Or green is expensive.

This is addicting (astronomy and toys). And the FS-102 doesn't disappoint. Great performer!

Clear skies,
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:24 PM

Rob, I'm really excited for you! And as you know, this is coming from someone who just bought his own first Tak scope (an FS-102 just like yours) a couple of weeks ago. I sincerely hope that you don't get swamped with bad weather, competing work and personal obligations, etc., like I did right after the scope arrived. But at least I did get to observe through it briefly the night that it arrived; hope you get the same opportunity! :fingerscrossed:

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:51 PM

Hey Rob, dibs if you decide to sell it!

Just kidding, congrats on a fine telescope. I've owned one in the past, and can tell you that it's a fine instrument. Beware though, it may lead to the purchase of an FS-128!

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:16 PM

I could suffer with a FS-128!
Thanks.
Will send pics in a day or two. Too much home stuff going on.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:59 AM

I cured my Takitis... by selling them all :)

Only ONE Tak I lust after - the FC-100. That'd make me very happy, and a nice companion to my Vixen FL102S

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:03 AM

I had a FCC-100 years back but sold it.
Doh!
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:22 AM

Your going to enjoy that scope soooo much!!

congratulations!!

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

Here they are, ready for action ...
my SV-105T and my FS-102, on the MT Pro.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 09:03 PM

Very nice, Rob! Can't wait to hear the shootout results. :jump: Also, please let me know what you think about the JMI Motofocus, as I've been trying to decide whether or not to get one.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:51 PM

Well , tonight was a bit of a dud. The FS102 has only a 1.25" visual back and my star diagonal is 2". I tried viewing straight through but could not reach focus. So, no first light yet with the Tak.
I tried viewing with the 105 but the Mosquitos drove me in after awhile. They were swarming!
Looks like I will have to invest in a 2" visual back.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:09 AM

:( If there's one thing that I don't like about Tak scopes, it's the need for all the proprietary adapters needed to make everything work properly. But once you get your system up and running, it's really quite a pleasure to behold!

My recommendation is to get the 2" visual back with Baader Clicklock attachment that I PM'd you about the other day. I was lucky enough that my scope came with one when I purchased it, and I really think that it works quite well.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:47 AM

Have fun comparing the two Rob...are you keeping only one?

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:52 AM

Hi Tim,
I plan to keep just one. Looks like I'll be buying that clickstop 2" visual back. Would love to have both but .... gotta stretch those astro dollars.

My wife saw my setup last night and told me .. " Don't you want to get a bigger one?" She wants me to get another "Yuri scope" ... the TEC-140.
I guess size does matter after all! : )

Anyway, this got me thinking ... If I sell off both these, I could swing a used TSA-120 or FS-128!
Hmmmmm ........

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:12 AM

Can't wait to hear your comparison Rob!!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:02 AM

I tried viewing with the 105 but the Mosquitos drove me in after awhile. They were swarming!
Looks like I will have to invest in a 2" visual back.


And a Thermacell. :cool:

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:24 AM

Or a Bug Shirt, www.bugshirt.com.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:44 AM

Man...do I ever need one of those!!! :john:

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:21 AM

:( If there's one thing that I don't like about Tak scopes, it's the need for all the proprietary adapters needed to make everything work properly.


I had a similar feeling about the proprietary adapters so I upgraded both Tak focusers with Feathertouch and at the same time converted to Astro-Physics accessories. I am a much happier camper now. You will like your scope!






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