Takahashi FS128, TSA 102, FSQ106N, Losmandy GM-8, Baader Mark V, Leica ASPH, Takahashi, Ethos and Panoptic eyepieces.
Quote:Melinda, The best view of the moon I ever had was with the FS128 and a 4.7mm Ethos/AP Maxbright diagonal, (far better than any view I ever had with my AP 130GT).Rex
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
The contrast and shading of the moon's features just look so real through the FS128 that it seems I am looking out a window from above it. With the AP130 ( and my TSA102) it seems like there is more glass in the way, I know that this is not a good discription but that's how I see it. The florite Taks are just more satisifying.
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer, main instruments:
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5 Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10 Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Quote:Quote:Melinda, The best view of the moon I ever had was with the FS128 and a 4.7mm Ethos/AP Maxbright diagonal, (far better than any view I ever had with my AP 130GT).Rex Wow, very interesting. Why did you think the FS 128 gave a better view than the AP 130 GT?best,JimP
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Quote:I'm looking at poping into the shop to look at the scope this weekend got the cash ready. The shop owner called me and almost talked me into buying the toa on Friday. But it's 3 week wait , then 5 days delivery from the shop to me.
Quote:Get the FS-128 unless you can mount the weight of the TOA-130 safely.If mobile observation is your goal I would recommend staying away from the 130 due to the weight.best regardsChris
I have four awesome refractors representing their eras of design and productionAstrophysics-Tinsley (I can't afford anything beginning with Z)
Matt in Oz
Takahashi Mewlon 210 F11.5 = 2415mm
Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 (out on loan) = 900mm
Takahashi FC76CSV F7.5 = 570m
Takahashi FS60CB F5.9 = 355mm