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#1 Oldfield

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Posted 13 August 2003 - 09:31 PM

I bought a new small scope with my friend (yes, we co-own it), and it's a very handsome one, the Takahashi Sky 90!

I'm addicted immediately to the Takahashi name, very very very very well made!

But this one is really heavy, despite it's compact in size. I put a 20mm Japanese Widescan Type III into the focuser, and look through it.... woo~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a nice experience! Unmatched!

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 10:08 AM

Congratulation Oldfield! Did you get the Extender-Q also?

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 10:24 AM

I hope they got a binoviewer so they can both use it at the same time! :roflmao:

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:11 PM

So when are you going to shoot Mars and the Moon with it?

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:44 PM


I got the reducer/flattener, but not the Ext-Q.... I shall see how good my 5x Powermate works with it first. I know the Ext-Q is optmized for it, but the Sky90 means more wide field than high power to me.

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Congratulation Oldfield! Did you get the Extender-Q also?

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#6 Oldfield

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:46 PM

So when are you going to shoot Mars and the Moon with it?


I have shooted the Mars through a thin layer of cloud plus a layer of variable thickness cloud with it this morning, processing now... expect extremely bad result. :tonofbricks:



#7 Oldfield

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:48 PM

I observed the moon for several seconds last night, I guess I have a feeling about what's an APO and what's a Takahashi now...

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 09:41 PM

Even clouds have to look better thru a Tak. Love the comment "What's an APO and what's a Takahashi", could be the beginning of a great ad campaign. Better copyright it!

While we wait for better weather (I have some real whoppers of storms knocking at my door) may I encourage you to post a pic of you and your new adapted member of the family. I guess that would be a half member.

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 10:22 PM

Taken last night, seeing 1-2, transparency 3.

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it boils when viewed visually.... crazy...


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