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#3826 m9x18

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 11:51 PM

I relapsed. 

 

Takitis is a terrible, incurable disease...

 

Had a quick look at  the sun though.  Some nice faculae was apparent on the left side of the disk (in the eyepiece), with granulation apparent. 

 

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#3827 Tyson M

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 12:45 AM

What a beauty! Mounted on a M2C?

Yep, an M2 mount on an M10 column and 1.75" steel legs.  Tolerable for now but I am thinking about upgrading to the 2" legs for extra stability on windy days on flat land.


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 07:13 AM

And I want that Teegul Lapides Mod. mount!

There is one for sale in the classifieds.



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Posted 09 April 2020 - 07:20 AM

I relapsed. 

 

Takitis is a terrible, incurable disease...

 

Had a quick look at  the sun though.  Some nice faculae was apparent on the left side of the disk (in the eyepiece), with granulation apparent. 

 

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I’m waiting on a M2C and a Denali tripod from Stellarvue. The Astro Devices encoders to use it with my Nexus DSC’s are patiently waiting in the box they arrived in.


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 09:54 AM

Yep, an M2 mount on an M10 column and 1.75" steel legs.  Tolerable for now but I am thinking about upgrading to the 2" legs for extra stability on windy days on flat land.

I use an EQ6 tripod with a Geoptik EQ5 adapter.

 

Great find Tyson! Takitis can only be suppressed for so long, once you got it. Bluebell my TSA120 has been giving me totally CA free views of Venus & the Moon. 


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 10:55 AM

There is one for sale in the classifieds.

Thanks for the tip.  It is already sold, but I couldn't have gotten it right now, having just purchased a DZ two days ago.   



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Posted 09 April 2020 - 07:12 PM

I've been enjoying my superb FC-76 DCU+CQ extender(F12) and FC-76" classic 3"F8 Tak refractors! They have provided me with my best lunar/planetary and double star views ever!!  When used with my Tak Abbe Orthos and TOE's, they show a perfectly color corrected and extremely sharp image!! These two scopes have been by far my best investments ever in just over 50 years of observing!!  The correction for SA is the best I've ever seen in any of the high-end optics I've owned, period. HIGHLY recommended!!


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 08:15 PM

There's a new DZ in the house! Delivered with clouds & rain forecast for the next couple of days. I didn't beat the curse this time.

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 01:44 AM

Had my FS-128 out the night before and watched the planets early in the morning - oh man Iove that scope! one of my all time favorites aside any brand and any size.

 

Made no pics so I have to post an older one of my first FS that I sold in an mood mental disease... 

 

 

 

Grab one if you can - and never sell one if you have one! :)


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 01:51 AM

There's a new DZ in the house! Delivered with clouds & rain forecast for the next couple of days. I didn't beat the curse this time.

No pics? 4.gif



#3836 nicknacknock

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 01:52 AM

Had my FS-128 out the night before and watched the planets early in the morning - oh man Iove that scope! one of my all time favorites aside any brand and any size.

 

Made no pics so I have to post an older one of my first FS that I sold in an mood mental disease... 

 

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Grab one if you can - and never sell one if you have one! smile.gif

It's still with me :)

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 02:43 AM

When I was looking around for an LZOS130 f/9 I was offered a Tak FS128, which I didn't took. No regret, yet lalalala.gif. I think the weight of the FS128 is lower than the LZOS though...



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Posted 10 April 2020 - 03:13 AM

LZOS has great optics with perfect color correction but the FS cools MUCH faster and I like the more unique fit&finish. I like the Tak painting, the man hole cover, the original focuser and meanwhile especially that blue FS ring too wink.gif

 

The optics of the FS is good enough that I never had a feeling I need any more... 

 

Compared mine to the TSA-120 this winter - while the FS was ready to go after about 30min the TSA needed more then an hour to go a bit higher in magnifications on the moon.

 

Every time I take the FS out of it´s bag I have a smile on the face - and when I saw Jupiter last night even more smile.gif

 

Btw. FS-128 with orig. Tak-clamp, vixenstyle rail and dustcover is 8.3kg - if you lay the man hole cover aside it´s at about 3,2kg tounge.gif 


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 07:05 AM

Just seen there is a TSA-102N with FT focuser for sale here  https://stargazerslo...transport-case/

 

Oh my golly gosh, it looks beautiful! 


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#3840 donadani

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 07:20 AM

It's still with me smile.gif

 

Good to see it found a good home Nick... well but it looks like it´s a bit hungry for starlight  ;)


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#3841 nicknacknock

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 07:37 AM

It is indeed. No traveling to dark sites permitted, so I just take out the FS102 and binoviewers for lunar work. 


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 08:27 AM

Had my FS-128 out the night before and watched the planets early in the morning - oh man Iove that scope! one of my all time favorites aside any brand and any size.

 

Made no pics so I have to post an older one of my first FS that I sold in an mood mental disease... 

 

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Grab one if you can - and never sell one if you have one! smile.gif

 

Agreed!  My FS-128 will be with me until the end.  It has always been the "Not too big, not too small, just right" size for me to enjoy astronomy.  bow.gif bow.gif bow.gif

 

I have shown this scope before, but am always happy to show it off again and again...……..

 

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Cheers, flowerred.gif

 

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 08:32 AM

...we need pics Ron ;)


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 11:22 AM

LZOS has great optics with perfect color correction but the FS cools MUCH faster and I like the more unique fit&finish. I like the Tak painting, the man hole cover, the original focuser and meanwhile especially that blue FS ring too wink.gif

 

The optics of the FS is good enough that I never had a feeling I need any more... 

 

Compared mine to the TSA-120 this winter - while the FS was ready to go after about 30min the TSA needed more then an hour to go a bit higher in magnifications on the moon.

 

Every time I take the FS out of it´s bag I have a smile on the face - and when I saw Jupiter last night even more smile.gif

 

Btw. FS-128 with orig. Tak-clamp, vixenstyle rail and dustcover is 8.3kg - if you lay the man hole cover aside it´s at about 3,2kg tounge.gif

Was the sun already setting? I tried my FC100 the other day. Contrast was low due to the setting sun,and there were no details visible on Jupiters disc :(.



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Posted 10 April 2020 - 11:39 AM

It's still with me smile.gif

Those 3 look like a visual observers' dreamteam to me Nick bow.gif


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 11:39 AM

It's still with me smile.gif

Nice collection. On the 'little one'. What is the dual speed focuser. Original Tak or FT?


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 12:04 PM

...we need pics Ron wink.gif

Done! cool.gif  I edited my original post to show my "new" FS-128.

 

But wait!  There's more!

 

Since this thread is all about Takitis and how bad we all have it, let's roll back the calendar ten years and here is my first FS-128 on a cold January day in 2010.  Takitis was infecting us long before we ever heard of the coronavirus. tongue2.gif

 

Obviously, I don't have much to do.  The latest market crash wiped out a lot of my retirement funds, so I am making do with what I have.  But I am still healthy, so with a bit of luck, I will get through all of this and come back stronger than before.

 

Meanwhile, stay well and stay safe!

 

Ron

 

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#3848 nicknacknock

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 12:30 PM

Nice collection. On the 'little one'. What is the dual speed focuser. Original Tak or FT?


The FOA has the Tak MEF dual speed focuser.

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 12:42 PM

Ron - really great - needed two of them too to find out what is good! smile.gif

 

...not sure if I showed these before... but who cares... this is my actual one next to it´s little brother smile.gif

 

 

 

Did I mentioned that I love that deep blue-purple coating too? I do smile.gif

 

It´s a 99er and looks as it comes right out of the box - seems it had not much use with it´s preowner...

 

 

@Michael - it was on thursday morning not sure about the time... I started in the dark for sure and remember me thinking - woww, the first great Jupiter this year smile.gif saw different bendings with some structure especially at short spots of good seeing.


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 01:22 PM

I don't know how to resize pics or post them here.
Some good pics of a DZ are shown here in post 165:
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Mine looks just like this one.


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