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#1 dweller25

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:21 AM

I have had this Russian 125mm F9 achromatic scope for a short while mounted on a Synta HEQ5. The optics are fantastic with pin sharp stars and deep black backgrounds. Whilst it cannot match the performance of my C9.25 it is an absolute joy to use and is so well built you feel like it will last forever. A brilliant scope. Cannot wait for my first view of Mars.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:59 AM

I had the 100R and it was a killer on the moon, planets and double stars. With the 125R you should not be disappointed, a quality scope.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:05 PM

have had this Russian 125mm F9 achromatic scope for a short while mounted on a Synta HEQ5. The optics are fantastic with pin sharp stars and deep black backgrounds.



Great looking scope! I have heard about it, but can't seem to find anyone selling here in the USA. I have the 100RS and it's a great scope, the 125 should be even better.

(What a way to start your first post on CN! Welcome. :))

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:43 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights Dweller! :)

That's a nice looking achro you have. The tapered tube is a bit unusual. Is that a characteristic of Tal scope tubes?

Regards and clear skies,

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:14 PM

The tapered tube is a bit unusual. Is that a characteristic of Tal scope tubes?


Nope, thats the only one that has it.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:24 PM

Beautiful scope, Dweller! And welcome to CN! :waytogo:

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:41 PM

Thanks for the comments.

I am not sure but I think the Tal is unique in having a fluted design ???

I will start to draw Mars shortly and will post my results.

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#8 Glassthrower

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:45 PM

I like the tapered/fluted tube. It's unusual and it sets the scope apart from other scopes of similar size and specifications. :)

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:20 PM

I don't have such a rave opinion about the TAL 100/1000 refractor. I tried both versions and I must say a Celestron 102/1000 outperformed them. The Celestron had more neutral image, while the TAL had slightly yellowish tone due to the glass used. The Celestron showed slightly sharper and contrasty image on the Moon. The only thing that I prefered in the TAL refractor was the less chromatic error.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:33 PM

That is one great looking scope.


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