I wouldn’t say that my case of Takitis is bad (yet), but I have been bitten...
I started the hobby with a GSO Dob this past Christmas and have poured my non-working hours into the hobby ever since. I heard that for my second scope, I should consider a 4” refractor. And I learned that I would need a decent mount and tripod; not undersized for the telescope.
But after picking up this Takahashi FS-102NSV from the original owner (via AM) recently, I knew that it needed not only all the period-correct colored bits, but also that the mount and tri-pod should highlight the scope, rather than overpower it.
Even through smoke-filled skies with poor transparency, my first views through it last night of Jupiter and her moons caused me to whisper, “Wow!” to myself.
I had to look through it before sharing with others to look at it. I hope you enjoy the sight of this grab and go setup as much as I do.
Edited by grahamtv, 19 September 2020 - 02:20 PM.