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#5176 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 06:09 PM

The longer EM-200 tripod has much longer solid legs  that also spread a wider stance/footprint that I like......The hub is larger and more heavy duty as well.....

 

No doubt      booth scopes are exceptional optically and show off the high quality build that we have come to love and expect from Takahashi. Last night Orion had already moved West into the trees and out of my window of opportunity...unless I travel north to a farm it is   goodbye old friend until the fall   So we spent time on Sirius  then swung around to Leo and Ursa Major.

 

While the edge went to the FC-100  as one would expect    the FC-76 is outstanding and certainly punches above its weight class......love it.

 

Finally,  I feel very good about the spread that has come together in my Takahashi aperture

FC-76 to  FC -100       24mm jump

FC-100 to  FS -128     28mm jump

that's just fine.....

 

what would the jump be from say the 

FS-128 to  FS-152?    

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#5177 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 07:10 PM

My TOA with signature by Toshi Yuyama cool.gif

Hello Howard,

  Looking at the pic of the front end of your TOA  I am interested in the rings/handle/dovetail you use on it?  Looks nice  thanks

 Barry



#5178 Howard Gao

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 12:55 AM

Hi Barry

 

It's a custom made all CNC rings/handle/dovetail by my friend. I also use it for my FS-152 (same tube diameter as TOA-130).

 

Hello Howard,

  Looking at the pic of the front end of your TOA  I am interested in the rings/handle/dovetail you use on it?  Looks nice  thanks

 Barry


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Posted 06 April 2021 - 06:58 AM

Very cool

teashea, no red stripers in your collection yet?


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 12:01 AM

There's a Tak Teegul 100 for sale on Astromart and CN Classifieds, for anybody who wants to add that strange bird to his or her collection.  

 

As for me, I'm about Takked out for the moment, but I confess it was tempting to have the only Teegul on my block--and likely in my entire State!  

Luv my 60mm Teegul....the only one on my "block" for sure...

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#5181 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 10:05 AM

Yes  your Teegul does this fine....love those big silver colored heavy duty knobs

 

If one were to pop up around here  I would snatch it up in a New York minute. .


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#5182 starmason

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 10:26 AM

Yes I replaced the knobs that arrived on it as they were a bit corroded/ pitted.  Had a set of new plastic Tak knobs and they really dressed it up nicely.  Fit perfectly.  Searching for a nice larger replacement altitude lock knob as the original small slotted one is not easy to twist lock if needed while observing during cold weather wearing gloves as some eyepieces’ weight can throw off the perfect balance sometimes - even after adjusting the OTA position in the clamshell.  Just a minor inconvenience though. 99 percent perfect otherwise

BTW, Land Sea and Sky has replacement knobs usually in stock.



#5183 Nippon

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 11:14 AM

Is it a drawtube with helical fine focus like the Tele Vue TV 60?



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Posted 11 April 2021 - 04:20 PM

Is it a drawtube with helical fine focus like the Tele Vue TV 60?

Yes, same design.  Very smooth helical focuser and push-pull drawtube.



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Posted 11 April 2021 - 07:49 PM

I'll be picking up a used 1997 Tak FC60 on Monday afternoon from a fellow member here on CN. It will be nice to have this little Takahashi for its portability and lightweight ease of setup!! Looking forward to some lunar and planet observing this summer with this fine little scope!!
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Posted 11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM

Happy to hear you're picking that very nice classic FC-60. It lingered without a "sold" sign longer than I expected (a couple of hours grin.gif). Hope you get some clear skies for this upcoming lunar cycle.

 

Randy


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:00 PM

This just in... picked up a brand new Tak 100DF.  Actually came a week ago, but had to order some rings and adapters.

 

Well  I made the mistake of letting go my 95mm rings when I sold my TMB-92L several months ago.

I should have known that would have haunted me, but finally got something working.  Will give first light report when the clouds here in the NE go away.

Must have been me,,,,

 

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:02 PM

Another great refractor. Either the Takahashi tube holder or the PrimaLuce rings will really look good on it. Clear skies to you.

 

Randy


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#5189 barbie

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:13 PM

Happy to hear you're picking that very nice classic FC-60. It lingered without a "sold" sign longer than I expected (a couple of hours grin.gif). Hope you get some clear skies for this upcoming lunar cycle.

 

Randy

Thanks Randy!! I'm sure looking forward to using it once the skies here in N.E. Ohio clear up!!

It will be nice to have a Tak once again and one that is small and light enough to not need a heavy mounting!!


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:23 PM

I'll be picking up a used 1997 Tak FC60 on Monday afternoon from a fellow member here on CN. It will be nice to have this little Takahashi for its portability and lightweight ease of setup!! Looking forward to some lunar and planet observing this summer with this fine little scope!!

Don't forget to show us some pics. I would love to see the color scheme of the ota.   Nice grab! 


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:35 PM

This just in... picked up a brand new Tak 100DF.  Actually came a week ago, but had to order some rings and adapters.

 

Well  I made the mistake of letting go my 95mm rings when I sold my TMB-92L several months ago.

I should have known that would have haunted me, but finally got something working.  Will give first light report when the clouds here in the NE go away.

Must have been me,,,,

 

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Looks great. Congratulations!


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#5192 teashea

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:52 PM

teashea, no red stripers in your collection yet?

I just purchased two FSQ85EDP's from Japan.  It was difficult to obtain them.


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#5193 teashea

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:54 PM

This just in... picked up a brand new Tak 100DF.  Actually came a week ago, but had to order some rings and adapters.

 

Well  I made the mistake of letting go my 95mm rings when I sold my TMB-92L several months ago.

I should have known that would have haunted me, but finally got something working.  Will give first light report when the clouds here in the NE go away.

Must have been me,,,,

 

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Where did you buy it?  Nice telescope.



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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:55 PM

Hi Thomas, the Land of Sea and Sky


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#5195 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:58 PM

I'll be picking up a used 1997 Tak FC60 on Monday afternoon from a fellow member here on CN. It will be nice to have this little Takahashi for its portability and lightweight ease of setup!! Looking forward to some lunar and planet observing this summer with this fine little scope!!

Great find there. And we know she took very good care of it. Thought about it myself for a moment but I have been enjoying my new purchase   the FC-76 1992. BTW  You were so right about the FC 76.....and so was Terra..thanks to you both. I love it....


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#5196 barbie

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 09:27 PM

Thanks! I know you'll get many years of enjoyment from your fc76 as will I from my FC60 which will be a more manageable size refractor now that I am dealing with age related physical disabilities.


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 07:33 AM

.... age related physical disabilities.

This is a situation that many of us are learning to live with and it sounds like you have the right attitude. 

 

Don't give up - adjust and carry on!

 

Best of luck,  flowerred.gif

 

Ron


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#5198 TerryWood

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:30 AM

got a new toy... 

 

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Congratulations! I bought a Sky-90 II last year and just recently a Tak EM-10 for it to ride on. Great combo! The Tak 60 is next to it. The picture's fuzzy but you get the idea. I hope you enjoy yours! 

 

V/R

 

Terry

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#5199 barbie

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:59 AM

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement Ron and Terry!! At this point in my life, I see no reason to give up on a hobby which I enjoy so much despite the aches and pains of getting older!!


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 09:31 AM

The Sky-90 is a really nice size. I have it loaded up in the picture, but I typically just use it by itself with the 1,25" Tak prism diagonal. The Questar on top was just to do a comparison while viewing the moon. Both performed great! And that EM-10 mount is light, but very stable. I know you'll enjoy yours! It's compact and very versatile.

V/R

Terry
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