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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5837083 - 05/02/13 07:24 PM

Quote:

Anyone know any good divorce lawyers in L.A.






The trick to avoiding divorce over this, is to present the news in a Taktful manner.

-Tim.


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tim53
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5837087 - 05/02/13 07:25 PM

Now if I could only figure out a way to use "epsilon" in a sentence.

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Steve_M_M
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5837176 - 05/02/13 08:27 PM

Tim,

You got a great deal on this one. I was the initial bidder last week to $700 or so and was going to fly out to get it, but decided better

The legs are missing, but the best part is you have the hub. That, to me, is worth more than the legs which you can find.

Tonight I am traveling to Chile to see Epsilon Eridani with my new Tak Tak.


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5837178 - 05/02/13 08:27 PM

Tim

You are realling getting Tacky


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Dave M
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: starman876]
      #5837277 - 05/02/13 09:22 PM

I think someone better tak his temperature

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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: Dave M]
      #5838419 - 05/03/13 01:42 PM

Does anyone know Tak serial numbers? This scope looks like the 1984 example on the Tak history page and the serial number on the ota is 5008. Could it be the 8th one made?

Tim


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5838424 - 05/03/13 01:46 PM

Hey Tim, you owe me 10% for not bidding higher

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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5838513 - 05/03/13 02:39 PM

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Does anyone know Tak serial numbers? This scope looks like the 1984 example on the Tak history page and the serial number on the ota is 5008. Could it be the 8th one made?

Tim




Tim, I believe the 5 would designate 1985 and 08 would be the 8th one completed.
There was a older thread here..see the last post on first page.

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/3382073/page...


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: Dave M]
      #5838699 - 05/03/13 04:23 PM

Cool! Brian is selling me his legs and counterweight! (the legs from his EM-1 for sale, he still needs to be able to walk around!).

-Tim.


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: Dave M]
      #5838705 - 05/03/13 04:29 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Does anyone know Tak serial numbers? This scope looks like the 1984 example on the Tak history page and the serial number on the ota is 5008. Could it be the 8th one made?

Tim




Tim, I believe the 5 would designate 1985 and 08 would be the 8th one completed.
There was a older thread here..see the last post on first page.

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/3382073/page...




That makes sense. So the OTA is 5008 and the mount is 5231 (zooming way in on Neil's pic). It's funny they left off the 8 at the front, because my FC-76 and P2 mount from 1982 both have it and are 5 digits.

-Tim.


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5838722 - 05/03/13 04:38 PM

Another nice buy Tim. I bet you will be able to take some nice pics with it.

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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: starman876]
      #5841362 - 05/05/13 09:49 AM

The TAK arrives at my house. Picked up very late last night (they have us drilling Saturday now, 12 hour days). The seller was releived to have me carry it out. I'll be taking more pictures and documenting the packing for Tim. I also have some respectfull wood tripods, perhaps the Vixen Polaris or SP legs, that will hold it temporarilly while I put the packing together. I also have reasonable viewing outside of the Denver Nebula that I can document the performance with before shipping hazards. I also have plenty of storage till shipping weather looks perfect. I also have friends to get over to confirm everything before shipping. I also have.....you know what they say about possession being 9/10 of!

Pictures to follow. Why not. I have to get it all out for packing back in anyway.

Tim, I'll get cracking on this today since the work week hours look horrid, seriously. I won't have the office ship this as I do my own stuff when there isn't time to get to the post office, or venue of your choice. I'll be doing this personally at the counter.
Can I have a night peek before she goes? What eyepiece and what should I check for? Everything should be padded, packed, padded again and shipped before the end of the week. PM sent.


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: apfever]
      #5841399 - 05/05/13 10:24 AM

Neil

Take some good pictures with it. I think Tim will not mind you testing the scope completely. Afterall, I do not think that Tim would want you to send him a scope that does not meet up to his standards


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: starman876]
      #5841487 - 05/05/13 11:27 AM

Hi Neil:

I sent you an email. I'm good if you want to give it a spin before packing it up. Just don't put it in the dishwasher, okay?

-Tim.


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5849717 - 05/09/13 10:29 AM Attachment (3 downloads)

The counterweight and tripod legs are here! Thanks, Brian DeWelles!

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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5849780 - 05/09/13 10:57 AM

Interesting, the counterweight is textured gray but the hardware on the legs is hammertone silver - exactly like the tripod legs on my FC-76. There are a couple scuff marks on the leg hardware, so I'm happy that these will be easy to touch up at some point, but I think I'll leave well enough alone for now.

The counterweight is in very good condition and needs no touchup!

-Tim.


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5850177 - 05/09/13 02:42 PM

Tim

Did you see Neil's listing on astromart for a tak E130

Just teasing


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: starman876]
      #5850179 - 05/09/13 02:44 PM

Haven't heard anything from Neil, but he's been busy lately installing holes in the ground!

-Tim.


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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5850251 - 05/09/13 03:12 PM

You have a top end collection
Tim....very nice..
One day ill find a older one
Around here.
Boxes are cool too.


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Re: Denver TAK [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5876699 - 05/21/13 06:54 PM Attachment (2 downloads)

Got the mount via USPS yesterday. Neil packed it extremely well. Everything was secured and unable to bump into other things in the box, and the box was well padded on the outside. There was no apparent damage to the cardboard shipping box even. Thanks, Neil!

Hoping that the OTA will arrive in time for me to take this up to RTMC this Friday. But no worries if not. I've got plenty of scopes to choose from, plus the moon will be large.

Here, I've removed most of the packing, just put some of the bubble wrap around the loose parts so they wouldn't rattle in the box.

I don't think this is a Takahashi box, though it's veery well made out of quality plywood (baltic birch, I think). Mount is in amazing condition. Looks almost new, in fact. Can't wait to put it on the legs I bought from Brian and hang the counterweight on it!


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