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#4376 YAOG

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 08:16 PM

I am impressed by Takahashi here in the USofA, the service was great!  After talking to the peeps at TNR they sent me the missing link for my FC-100DL's visual planetary observing this season, the Takahashi Extender Q1.6x. I had been trying to find a used one but kept coming up empty, even my secret sources for unobtainium was dry for months. I gave up and called and ordered one and one showed up via FedEx truck. Of course now all of California is on fire and I can't see past my nose for all the smoke and ash flying around here in the SGV - San Gabriel Valley.

 

It's a curse I tell you!  


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 08:20 PM

I am impressed by Takahashi here in the USofA, the service was great!

 

Very helpful folks; and, because of that, I'm thinking about an FC-76D -- courtesy counts.  


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 08:38 PM

I am impressed by Takahashi here in the USofA, the service was great!

 

Very helpful folks; and, because of that, I'm thinking about an FC-76D -- courtesy counts.  

As pleasant as niceness is optical performance counts more in my book. Of course it made it a lot less painful in my head to have them answer my questions and ship it out the same day, the wallet weight loss was the same though. lol.gif   


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 09:12 PM

I too was very impressed with Takahashi America's excellent service! The product? That kind of quality speaks for itself and is very evident at the eyepiece!!


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 11:02 PM

And here is some more for those afflicted.

 

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Your big achro paid for it partly I guess. I am very envious!!!


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Posted 11 September 2020 - 05:48 AM

Been awhile since I've posted here. This is my setup for tonight :-

 

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Trying out a new Bahtinov mask made a local Aussie chap. It was cheaper and quicker to order than from William Optics'.

 

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 03:55 AM

Baby Q-tie 



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Posted 14 September 2020 - 10:22 AM

My (new to me) Takahashi Sky 90 II (serial # 03081) with 9 screws for objective collimation, and Takahashi FS-60 CSV (serial # SV05206). Thanks Chris and Jeff (if you're reading this)! These are going to be a lot of fun together!

 

V/R

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 01:39 AM

I am impressed by Takahashi here in the USofA, the service was great!  After talking to the peeps at TNR they sent me the missing link for my FC-100DL's visual planetary observing this season, the Takahashi Extender Q1.6x. I had been trying to find a used one but kept coming up empty, even my secret sources for unobtainium was dry for months. I gave up and called and ordered one and one showed up via FedEx truck. Of course now all of California is on fire and I can't see past my nose for all the smoke and ash flying around here in the SGV - San Gabriel Valley.

 

It's a curse I tell you!

I’m looking forward to your review of the FC100DL with the Extender Q.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:51 AM

I am impressed by Takahashi here in the USofA, the service was great!  After talking to the peeps at TNR they sent me the missing link for my FC-100DL's visual planetary observing this season, the Takahashi Extender Q1.6x. I had been trying to find a used one but kept coming up empty, even my secret sources for unobtainium was dry for months. I gave up and called and ordered one and one showed up via FedEx truck. Of course now all of California is on fire and I can't see past my nose for all the smoke and ash flying around here in the SGV - San Gabriel Valley.

 

It's a curse I tell you!  

Congratulations. I’ve been waiting for a used QE1.6x to show up for months. Nothing. 



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:59 PM

I just posted this to another thread but I guess it is appropriate to put it here as well. 

 

FOA-60Q, FC-76DCU & FC-100DZ

 

 

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:01 PM

And this shows their respective length (the FOA is in the f/8.8 configuration, and the DZ is with a feathertouch focuser, and both, FOA and DZ dew shields are in the extended position).

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Edited by smkoush, 16 September 2020 - 10:16 PM.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:18 PM

and here they are with the FOA and DZ dewshields in the retracted position:  

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 06:02 AM

Hi,

 

My recent Taks

FCT-100 with ASI6200, FCT-76 with ASI2600, and FC-50 with EOS-1Ds

 

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Regards

Hiromu


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 06:03 AM

The photo by FCT-100 full size ASI6200

 

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:38 AM

I have a severe case of Takitis that’s resisted all attempts to cure it, partly due to being compounded by a probable case of mental illness as well smile.gif.  So far, though, I’ve been able to resist the urge to fill the gaping aperture hole between the FS-60 and Sky-90 with an FC-76. I don’t know if I could show similar restraint if an FS-152 presented itself though.

 

Scopes shown are FS-60, Sky-90, 100DL, TSA-120, FS-128, Mewlon 180C

 

 

 

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:50 AM

I have a severe case of Takitis that’s resisted all attempts to cure it, partly due to being compounded by a probable case of mental illness as well smile.gif.  So far, though, I’ve been able to resist the urge to fill the gaping aperture hole between the FS-60 and Sky-90 with an FC-76. I don’t know if I could show similar restraint if an FS-152 presented itself though.

 

Scopes shown are FS-60, Sky-90, 100DL, TSA-120, FS-128, Mewlon 180C

Wonderful collection, and an 80th anniversary blue FC-60!

 

That FS-128 looks so much larger than your TSA-120! Nice silver tube rings.  



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:21 PM

Wonderful collection, and an 80th anniversary blue FC-60!

 

That FS-128 looks so much larger than your TSA-120! Nice silver tube rings.  

Yes, the FS-60 is the 80th Anniversary Edition. I was able to buy a spare blue section in the event the original ever gets scratched or dented. I later discovered that the tube section has the same specs as the tube of the 1.7X CQ Module so I could transform the scope into an all blue FS-60Q if desired.


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 04:35 PM

Bad photo of a wonderful team.

 

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 07:19 PM

Bad photo of a wonderful team.

 

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Does the TSA-120 have one or two dew shield locking screws?  My TOA-130 had two.

 

Thank you!



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Posted 18 September 2020 - 07:20 PM

Does the TSA-120 have one or two dew shield locking screws?  My TOA-130 had two.

 

Thank you!

It has two.


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 07:42 PM

I have a severe case of Takitis that’s resisted all attempts to cure it, partly due to being compounded by a probable case of mental illness as well smile.gif.  So far, though, I’ve been able to resist the urge to fill the gaping aperture hole between the FS-60 and Sky-90 with an FC-76. I don’t know if I could show similar restraint if an FS-152 presented itself though.

 

Scopes shown are FS-60, Sky-90, 100DL, TSA-120, FS-128, Mewlon 180C

One of those scopes looks vaguely familiar ....and so does one of the micro starlight focusers ...hmmmm


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 08:08 PM

One of those scopes looks vaguely familiar ....and so does one the micro starlight focusers ...hmmmm

 

You’re correct :) And both are great performers!


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Posted 19 September 2020 - 12:14 AM

Does the TSA-120 have one or two dew shield locking screws?  My TOA-130 had two.

 

Thank you!

 

Two.


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Posted 19 September 2020 - 12:32 AM

I have a severe case of Takitis that’s resisted all attempts to cure it, partly due to being compounded by a probable case of mental illness as well smile.gif.  So far, though, I’ve been able to resist the urge to fill the gaping aperture hole between the FS-60 and Sky-90 with an FC-76. I don’t know if I could show similar restraint if an FS-152 presented itself though.

 

Scopes shown are FS-60, Sky-90, 100DL, TSA-120, FS-128, Mewlon 180C

Is that the Sky 90II?




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