Tele Vue 102 #1321 on Vixen GPDX eq mount 35 mm & 24 mm Panoptic, 17 mm Nagler T4, 11, 9, 7 mm Nagler T6 1.8x and 2x TV Barlows
Grab-and-go: Tele Vue 76 #2003 on Gibraltar alt/az mount Pentax SMC 8-24mm zoom Nagler 3-6mm zoom
10" OO VX, 6" iOptron Mak-Cass, Orion 100ED
Quote:There are several people here who have similar scopes in their collection, and many of them seem to favour the smaller one. I would appreciate any thoughts/experiences they may have.
Quote:I have always been a one-scope sort of guy,
SLAP Observer --- TMB130SS, SV102V(LOMO Lens), SV80ED Deluxe "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke. "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell "The measure of a man’s greatness is not determined by what he accomplishes for himself, but by what he accomplishes for others.” -- Some Bald Guy
Quote:Apparently there are differences between the TV76 and Ranger- I'm not sure if one or the other is more desirable.
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer since 1978.
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
CPC 9.25 TV 76, 102, NP 101 Unitron 114 Gibraltar mount Half Hitch Mk III SolarMax 90 .7A/B15 Coronado PST Eyepieces from the sublime to the ridiculous
Helios "Special" 150mm f8 achro (pimped) - now gone to a new home :- Lyra Optic 102mm f11 (Kunming) achro Celestron/Vixen 90mm f14.4 achro Swift 839 60mm f13.5 Intes Micro M603 MC Orion 180mm MC Lunt LS60THa/B1200PTDS50 (solar Refractor) Vixen GP, HEQ5 Syntrek, modified AZ-3, AZ-4 mounts
Quote:You guys all failed miserably, I made an offer on the TV 76 We'll see if I get it, my fate is not my own now....
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe