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#26 crazyqban

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:40 PM

Kent, I think that you may be wandering into the 28-32" range. :shocked:



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:44 PM

Sergio, wow, great photo, looks like a very dark observing site.

 

Scott, it is an amazing site when the conditions are right. I have had many excellent session here over the past few years. It is right on the water, if you look in between the tripod's legs you will see the light of a boat farr off in the distance. Sometimes we even get a gentle rolling of the waves, love this place.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:47 PM

Oh boy, here I go again, lusting for large apo glass. ;)

 

Stop lusting t.r.... JUST DO IT!!!! LOL :mrevil:



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:42 PM

Kent, I think that you may be wandering into the 28-32" range. :shocked:

 

 

:lol: That is what I am afraid of.  I think I will just have to find some nice Dobs to look through and see what I am missing.  Or should I get a Tec 250?  Then I wouldn't need the 32" Dob.  Kidding of course.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:16 PM

 

What about the FS-60CB as a finderscope on the 152 ;) ?

 

LOL, maybe in the future, not a bad idea.

 

I don't know about a FS60CB finder but  I suggest you try a Telvue Starbeam red dot finder on that DM6. When I got one for my DM6, it was the best astro item i ever bought ( except for my Leica ASPH), I think the Starbeam is much easier to use than any other red dot.

Rex



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:56 PM

Tom I was thinking about getting a Starbeam but since I only use it for my initial alignment, I think that it would be overkill.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:56 PM

Scott, The tubes for the FS-128 & FS-152 are very similar but not exact. The FS-152 is slightly wider but the dew shields are of the same diameter and are interchangeable except for the FS-128's being a bit shorter. The main difference is that the collimation screws for the FS-128 are in the front of the lens cell around the cell whereas the collimation screws for the FS-152 are in the rear of the lens cell (someone please correct me if I am wrong). These do not add any diameter around the lens cell like in the case of the FS-128.

Hi Sergio

 

Do you know whether the tube holder of FS-128 and FS-152 is actually the same size? I know FS-128 is 145mm while FS-152 is 156mm but I think Takahashi is only selling 156mm tube holder. Thanks.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:30 AM

Checking a couple of sights in US & Japan, I only see Tak 156mm in current options:  

Single clam shell #KA31420 (US #156s)

Double Ring with Short(?) Version Top Plate #KA27420M (156WM)

Double Ring with Longer(?) Version Top Plate #KA27420T (156WT)



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:43 AM

Checking a couple of sights in US & Japan, I only see Tak 156mm in current options:  

Single clam shell #KA31420 (US #156s)

Double Ring with Short(?) Version Top Plate #KA27420M (156WM)

Double Ring with Longer(?) Version Top Plate #KA27420T (156WT)

Me 2. That's why I'm wondering whether FS-128 and FS-152 are actually using the same tube holder.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

FS152 and TOA130 have the same tube diameter. And TOA130 is still in production. FS128 discontinued and no current Tak scope has the same tube diameter. That's why you still see tube holder from Tak that still works for FS152, but no tube holder available from Tak that fits FS128
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#36 Howard Gao

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:47 PM

FS152 and TOA130 have the same tube diameter. And TOA130 is still in production. FS128 discontinued and no current Tak scope has the same tube diameter. That's why you still see tube holder from Tak that still works for FS152, but no tube holder available from Tak that fits FS128

Got it. Thanks!



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

yikes, minty fs152sv just popped up....must resist....



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:27 AM

Oh my god I almost buy a second one. It's sale pending now... hooray!

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

Wow, it just went on sale this morning!

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:37 PM

Well... Missed that one... frown.gif   Probably for the better.  crazy.gif



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:57 AM

FS 152 vs FS 128, both standard version.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 07:57 AM

Big eyes

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