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#76 Scott99

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

Scott, yes it is the one that was listed a few weeks back. I had a chance to take it out last night and the views were, as expected, spectacular!!! Being that it was a full moon I did not get to look at much but Saturn sharp with loads of detail, Mars was a tight orange orb but no surface detail, M6 and M7 were beautiful and the full moon through the Mark Vs and 24mm Panoptics was just awesome. I can't wait for the fall/winter observing season since the humidity and mosquitoes last night were brutal!!! On a different note, I think that I am going to need a diferent tripod because the UNI-24 struggles a little bit with his scope.

 

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beautiful looking scope!  The FT focuser is a nice upgrade, top of the line, although I do like the Tak's regular focusers too.

 

yes, we are in somewhat of a planetary dead zone right now, not much fun until Big J comes around again.  I printed out finder charts for Neptune & Uranus, figured that would be a fun distraction over the next couple months.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

CN isn't perfect. I got no messages from you sorry. 

 

You have a thing or two to learn before calling me out about service :lol:

 

I respond to every message I get even the low ball offers.

Didn't mean to offend you, but do you not agree that you didn't mark off the ad as sold for some time, unless it really did take 2-3 weeks to sell it? It seemed like a beautiful scope in good condition at a great price, and I am a Tak lover!  Anyway, I've always taken customer service very conscientiously and this is reflected in my ratings as a buyer/seller.  Again sorry if your feelings were hurt by my anonymous remark, but I'm sure any reasonable person would feel the same way by two full-price inquiries/offers that were not responded to (and I've never had problems with CN before relaying messages in doing dozens of transactions), but no need for directed, identifiable personal insults on this professional forum.

 

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:15 PM

CN isn't perfect. I got no messages from you sorry. 

 

 

Hi Joseph, I'm glad to hear that your sale worked out.  Sounds like you made the buyer one very happy person! :jump:  Just so there's no further confusion about this scope, though, you may want to consider marking the ad as "sold," assuming that this is the ad that we're talking about: http://www.cloudynig...te-doublet-apo/.  If I've got the wrong ad in mind, then please excuse my mistake.  Best regards.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

I didn't say you lowballed me I said I would've responded if I got your message. Sorry. cn was in the middle of the upgrade, maybe that's why? Someone else said recently they had trouble with PM's to me as well so I briefly posted my email in the shop and swap forums for that ad (not this ad)


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

Just for the record, dealing with Joseph was a great experience. He informed me of everything that was going on and the deal was totally transparent. I would not hesitate to deal with him in the future if the opportunity were to come up. Also, I responded to the ad that he placed in the Fors Sale section in the Forums by sending him a PM and not the ad in the classifieds.



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:53 AM

Sergio, congratulations on your FS-152.

 

Beware, I've heard that Takitis can get worse before it gets better  :grin:

 

Enjoy your views!

 

Clear skies,

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:14 AM

Well, I think that I am in the recovery stages. I have already been through a TSA-102, Mewlon 210, TOA-130F, two FS-60C's, Sky 90 II, FS-102NSV and FS-128 before I acquired the FS-152SV. Hopefully I am cured. :lol:


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 11:14 AM

Well, I think that I am in the recovery stages. I have already been through a TSA-102, Mewlon 210, TOA-130F, two FS-60C's, Sky 90 II, FS-102NSV and FS-128 before I acquired the FS-152SV. Hopefully I am cured. :lol:

Or terminal? I think Taks are in your  blood now!   :applause:

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

The disease is just starting for me.  I had never particularly wanted a Tak before.  Not that I had any particular reason to not want one, as I certainly never had any dislike for them, but they just weren't "on my radar screen," so to speak.  Then a friend offered me one in near-mint condition for an astoundingly good price.  I figured, the price looks good, and the seller is a guy that I know and trust.  I'll try it out and if I don't think it's anything special, then I'm sure I can sell it without losing anything on the deal.  Well, that's all it took to get me hooked!  Now I'm souping it up with a fancy focuser, and keeping my eye out for an even larger Tak some day. Yep...it's definitely a disease for which there's no cure! :grin:



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

 

I have the Elite Bug Shirt and pants, 100% effective against mosquitoes. Looks a little goofy but who cares. I use the microfiber version because of the heat and humidity here, cooler than the cotton.



I purchased the shirt and pants at your suggestion a few years back after reading another complimentary post that you made. These are awesome and really work. Just had it at Cherry Springs last week.

 

 

Doesn't the mesh across your face get in the way of looking through eyepieces?  I don't see how this is practical for visual observing. Unless maybe you just want to fire up the scope to take pictures all night.   :sleepy:

 

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:06 PM

I cut a small slot in the mesh to poke the eyepiece thru.



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:07 PM

The disease is just starting for me.  I had never particularly wanted a Tak before.  Not that I had any particular reason to not want one, as I certainly never had any dislike for them, but they just weren't "on my radar screen," so to speak.  Then a friend offered me one in near-mint condition for an astoundingly good price.  I figured, the price looks good, and the seller is a guy that I know and trust.  I'll try it out and if I don't think it's anything special, then I'm sure I can sell it without losing anything on the deal.  Well, that's all it took to get me hooked!  Now I'm souping it up with a fancy focuser, and keeping my eye out for an even larger Tak some day. Yep...it's definitely a disease for which there's no cure! :grin:

Scott, it definitely is a disease! I've owned a couple of the 100/102's and a couple of the 128s. Only issue for me on the 128 is that the tube length and weight become significantly more and tend to tax my rather inadequate mount. But there is definitely a jump in the image "bite" on targets like Jupiter in comparison to the 102s. Really, for a purely visual observer, the Taks are really, really hard to equal, and I have not seen any offering actually beat it aperture-for-aperture for contrast and color saturation, including APs.



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:10 PM

You NEED to try the Tak reflectors next, my CN212 is so outstanding it should be illegal.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 03:35 PM

You NEED to try the Tak reflectors next, my CN212 is so outstanding it should be illegal.

NNOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Please don't tempt me, as it's already bad enough being a refractor-holic.  I don't need to start coveting reflectors too.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 03:43 PM

No, you need a Taf refractor and then a Tak Mewlon!



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:25 PM

You're not helping, Rob! :4



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:38 AM

Well, life is not cooperating. Very bad weather and the few good nights, other life stuff got in the way. Still hopeful to compare soon.

BTW, I have a lead on a used FS-128. Would I be crazy to sell off both these 4" apes and get the FS-128? I'm thinking about it.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:39 AM

Too late. I passed on the fs128. I figured I'd give more time to the 4" apos.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:14 AM

Don't fret, Rob.  You really haven't had enough opportunity to fully appreciate your excellent 4" apos, anyway.  Just like me, what you need is not another scope, but some better weather.  Don't worry--fall will soon be here! :jump:


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:15 AM

I cut a small slot in the mesh to poke the eyepiece thru.

What's big enough for an eyepiece is going to be plenty big enough for a skeeter. I think I'll keep slathering on the Deet and using those little fan gizmos.

 

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:27 AM

Don't fret, Rob.  You really haven't had enough opportunity to fully appreciate your excellent 4" apos, anyway.  Just like me, what you need is not another scope, but some better weather.  Don't worry--fall will soon be here! :jump:

 

You're right Scott, we just need some quality time under the stars with our 4" APO's   :love: :refractor:



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:22 PM

a visit to tnr

 

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#99 Scott in NC

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

Nice display cases!  It's probably a good thing that I don't live within driving distance of TNR.  :ubetcha:



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:36 AM

 

 

I have the Elite Bug Shirt and pants, 100% effective against mosquitoes. Looks a little goofy but who cares. I use the microfiber version because of the heat and humidity here, cooler than the cotton.



I purchased the shirt and pants at your suggestion a few years back after reading another complimentary post that you made. These are awesome and really work. Just had it at Cherry Springs last week.

 

 

Doesn't the mesh across your face get in the way of looking through eyepieces?  I don't see how this is practical for visual observing. Unless maybe you just want to fire up the scope to take pictures all night.   :sleepy:

 

Mike

 

 

The mesh has dual zippers around it so you can open a slot for the eyepiece on either side.




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