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#4351 rfic1

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Posted 29 August 2020 - 04:59 PM

I have seen photos of the tripod on your EM-1 and have wondered why the bottom section of the legs are white. Are they wood or aluminum?

The tripod on my EM-1 is for a EM-10/11. It is longer, heavier and more robust than the shorter EM-1 tripod as shown by waso29. I have seen a number of variations on the metal brackets.   My particular tripod had the tea green metal bracket color and the all brown stained legs. I found a krylon spray paint that was a very close match to the Tak gray. They came out very well and if you did know it you would think it was original.

The lower leg extensions where painted. Over all I am pleased but in retrospect I may have left the lower legs be. 



#4352 M44

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Posted 29 August 2020 - 10:39 PM

I have seen photos of the tripod on your EM-1 and have wondered why the bottom section of the legs are white. Are they wood or aluminum?

May be to see them better and not to bump into them in dark.


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#4353 waso29

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 01:12 AM

Pleasant final summer weekend of viewing tonite.

Comfortable binoviewing of gassendi, cassini and red spot.

Switched over to cyclops viewing on Mars with TOE 4mm. 

Neat lil ice cap and grand syrtis major landmark.

 

 

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#4354 Bill Barlow

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 11:30 AM

Waso29, are you looking at another Tak refractor after you sell the FC100 DC?



#4355 waso29

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 11:47 AM

Hopefully fc125 f8 before next close mars opposition in 2035 laugh.gif


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#4356 waso29

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 01:46 AM

A nice summery fall night to observe full corn luna and planets from city.

This time WO binos thru fc100dl on em11t2z mount.

 

 

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#4357 TerryWood

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 12:49 PM

I have a quick question I hope someone can answer. I have a Tak FS-60C and am looking to buy the dedicated reducer lens for it. Do I need an additional adapter to attach it to my Sony t-ring? I know Tak makes the wide mount adapter, but I don't think I need that right now. Thanks for any clarification you can provide. V/R Terry

#4358 Esso2112

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 03:22 PM

I think you’ll need the CA Ring that fits between the Sony t-ring and the reducer. The one I had when I owned a FS-60CSV was about 8mm or so.  
 

Caveat, I was using the SKy 90 reducer because this was before Tak made the dedicated reducer. 


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#4359 waso29

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 05:13 PM

Contact TNR for specs; the FS60 reducer uses a different wide mount adapter than one for Sky90 reducer.


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 06:30 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll talk to TNR about it. I'm going to take some test shots tonight without the reducer and see how it goes.

 

V/R

 

Terry



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Posted 04 September 2020 - 06:42 PM

I think you'll find you have obvious field curvature and lateral color if you have much of a sensor. 



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Posted 04 September 2020 - 07:35 PM

Yeah, I'm kind of expecting that too. If these clouds would ever get out of here maybe I can find out, lol! V/R Terry

#4363 waso29

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 01:38 AM

Friday nite, hung out with 2 other friends to observe planets and luna from Oak Park.

Jove's moons were doing a weird square dance with Io/Gany mirroring Europa/ Callisto.

Luna looked like it had an evil eye.

 

Used FS60CB in f11.8 mode on SPIII cute eq mount.

 

 

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 12:59 PM

My FC76-DCU on a Vixen AP.

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 04:04 PM

This setup has evolved to become my preference for planetary observing.

 

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FC-76DCU+CQ-1.7x, Takahashi-4 turret, Feather-Touch micro-pinion, Vixen Porta


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#4366 waso29

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 05:56 PM

Egads!  Don't ask me to coordinate your wardrobe...

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#4367 Winks

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 11:38 AM

Where did yoou find the carry handle? Nice models, too.



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Posted 07 September 2020 - 12:21 PM

Where did yoou find the carry handle? Nice models, too.

Handle 


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Posted 07 September 2020 - 01:14 PM

Egads!  Don't ask me to coordinate your wardrobe...

I try to have color matching but your setup looks fine. How stable is the em-11 with the tsa 120 at high magnification? Looking to add a em-10/11.



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Posted 07 September 2020 - 05:09 PM

The TSA120N is more stable on the EM11, especially once you replace the adjustable FC series wood legs with the larger SE series wood legs or metal pier.

The EM11 handles the larger FS128 fine for visual.

 

How do you like the heavier MT130 on the EM1?

 

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 10:13 PM

Actually never used the mt-130 on the em-11, not a fan of newtonians on equatorial mounts looking to get a better alt-az for it (az8, Ayo digi, m2) any recommendations?



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:16 PM

Anybody know the pass range of Tak coatings ? Do they pass infrared ?

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 02:58 AM

I’m also interested.
Perhaps the best method could be a spectroscopic test of a known light emission. Otherwise charts supplied by vendor but I don’t know the reliability of these documents.
Regards

#4374 Tyson M

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 05:10 PM

Takitis strikes again!

 

The Stellarvue soft case for their 130mm refractors fit this perfectly.  Thanks for CN forums for that suggestion.

 

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#4375 Tyson M

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 05:12 PM

And here is some more for those afflicted.

 

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