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
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Rob Tak EM200, TEC 140 And if the dam breaks open many years too soon, And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, and Plossl's. Also Pentax 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
Rob ... my avatar pic is me ... on a good day! ********************** SV-105T Canon 12x36 IS binos Pan 22 Nag 12T2 Delos 8 XCEL-LX 7mm Nag 5T6 Previous Scopes: .... many apos and a few dobs!
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1
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:Well, after much back and forth I have decided to keep the FS-102 and sell the TSA-120. I have decided that the 18mm jump in aperture was not enough to justify keeping the TSA-120. It was a very tough decision as the TSA-120 is one heck of a scope and I am still kinda regretting having sold it but in the long run I think that the best course of action will be to keep the FS-102 and get a TEC-140 or sell the FS-102 and get an FS-128. I kinda got a bit of aperture fever when I saw the photo of a TEC-140 on a Nova Hitch Mount (I have one coming) and really got excited at getting a bigger scope for it. After a month or so of thinking it over, I have decided to let go and stick to the original plan and keep teh FS-102. If I want a bigger scope, I will get it later in addition to the FS-102 unless I get an FS-128. I need to keep in mind that this was always a grab n go project and if I go too big, it might defeat the purpose. ARGGGG!!!!!!
Quote:What did you see at the eyepiece(s) when comparing your FS102 and TSA120?
Quote: I think that a Tak FS-128 will be a happy place.
Quote:Jim, I think that you will be very happy. Also, there is a chance that I might be able to score an FS-128. If I do, I might then sell the FS-102 and not worry about getting a larger aperture scope. I think that a Tak FS-128 will be a happy place.
Quote:I was eying that 152 on astromart but I think that it is going to be too large for transporting it regularly. With the scope guard case it's like 6 feet long!!!