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Don Taylor
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Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new
      #5844578 - 05/06/13 10:32 PM

Just received. Great service and currently on sale.

Plan to use it with my AT102F11 and my Vixen VMC200L


Of course the clear skies of easier in the day have given way to clouds.

Edited by Don Taylor (05/06/13 10:33 PM)


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Pat at home
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Reged: 03/16/07

Loc: Campbellton, New Brunswick, Ca...
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5844782 - 05/07/13 12:21 AM Attachment (28 downloads)

Enjoy your mount. They do like the heavier scopes.

Here is mine holding up a 6" refractor.


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rkayakr
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Reged: 10/27/10

Loc: Northeast Ohio
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: Pat at home]
      #5845186 - 05/07/13 09:43 AM

Nice tripod. That is definitely the structure I want to duck under when the next earthquake hits.
Bob


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Jan Owen
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Reged: 02/12/06

Loc: Sun City West, Arizona
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5845233 - 05/07/13 10:09 AM

Hope you enjoy it!!! Seems like a great mount, as others have attested in the past...

From whom did you buy it? From Canadian Telescopes in Canada direct, or from a US dealer? I've been considering one of these myself, but have generally run into the snag of no US suppliers... I finally found a US supplier, just as they quit carrying them... Arghhh!


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Don Taylor
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Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: Jan Owen]
      #5846362 - 05/07/13 06:58 PM

I ordered directly from Canadian Tekescopes. Great service. Was shipped quickly via Canada post and then USPS. On sale right now at $260 Canadian$ and you do have to pay shipping to the states.

Like you I was unable to find a US dealer


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SteveSMS
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Reged: 03/29/08

Loc: Jersey Shore USA
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5846430 - 05/07/13 07:28 PM

Congrats on the new mount! I got my Duo-T from Woodland Hills when they were selling them and I have it on a CG5 2" tubular steel tripod with an Orion extension pillar. The sucker is heavy but it is rock solid even with two decent sized scopes on it.

Clear Skies,

Steve


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Mkofski
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Reged: 07/19/11

Loc: Greenfield, Indiana, USA
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5846554 - 05/07/13 08:34 PM

Quote:

I ordered directly from Canadian Tekescopes. Great service. Was shipped quickly via Canada post and then USPS. On sale right now at $260 Canadian$ and you do have to pay shipping to the states.

Like you I was unable to find a US dealer




If you don't mind, how much was the shipping? Were there any other charges?

Thanks!


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brokenwave
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Reged: 05/10/11

Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5846631 - 05/07/13 09:08 PM

Does anyone know what the thread size is mounting to a tripod?

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SteveSMS
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Reged: 03/29/08

Loc: Jersey Shore USA
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: brokenwave]
      #5846709 - 05/07/13 09:52 PM

Mine is 10mm x 1.5, the same as a CG5.

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Don Taylor
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Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5846735 - 05/07/13 10:06 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I ordered directly from Canadian Tekescopes. Great service. Was shipped quickly via Canada post and then USPS. On sale right now at $260 Canadian$ and you do have to pay shipping to the states.

Like you I was unable to find a US dealer




If you don't mind, how much was the shipping? Were there any other charges?

Thanks!




I was charged $35 Canadian$ shipping. I understand that one person here on CN was charged $55 USD by US customs but apparently I was not.


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Don Taylor
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Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T new [Re: SteveSMS]
      #5846740 - 05/07/13 10:08 PM

Quote:

Mine is 10mm x 1.5, the same as a CG5.




Mine is the same and I also use a CG-5 tripod.


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brokenwave
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Reged: 05/10/11

Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Re: Canadian Telescopes Duo-T [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5847679 - 05/08/13 12:32 PM

I inquired about the shipping to AZ from Canadian Tele. I was also quoted $35, they didn't mention a customs charge.
Below is a customs charge I looked up. Based on $259 purchase price.
$35 shipping plus up to $90 for all the other fees. Wow. Thats 1/2 the cost of the Duo-T, and it seems hit or miss if people are actually charged that

Product Price: $259.00

Shipping: $ 35.00
Duty: $15
Tax: $18.50
Conversion: $7.35
Brokerage: $41.26
Dispursement: 6.20

Edited by brokenwave (05/08/13 12:33 PM)


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