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#1 ngc6475

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 04:28 PM

Don't tell anyone at the Refractors Forum, but I recently traded a Tak FS-102 for a TEC 6 with a nice guy in New Jersey (thanks Steve!). It was manufactured earlier this year and is in excellent condition. I'm no stranger to TEC scopes, and true to form it is a beautiful instrument! I just received the DUP plate that will mount it to my Unistar Mount and I am getting an Atlas mount any day to which I can attach this scope. It will be somewhat easier to transport than my big refractor, and will give greater magnification on the moon and planets than my small refractor. All in all, it is a terrific scope, and I am fortunate to have it. I will provide some comments soon, if the weather holds and as my holiday commitments are completed. Oh boy!

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 12:57 PM

looks nice do you have more pics?
what are you mounting it on?

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:55 PM

Welcome, Meademan! It'll go onto an Atlas EQ when I get the Casady dadapter, and it will be mounted on a Unistar alt/az in the meantime. I'll try to post another shot this evening.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 02:08 PM

looking good :)
though i didn't knew they had a 6" mak

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 02:14 PM

I think Yuri made about 50 TEC 6 Maks, total. This particular one is #44.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 02:55 PM

lucky you then
have fun with the new scope :)

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 05:34 PM

I think Yuri made about 50 TEC 6 Maks, total. This particular one is #44.


Walter,That TEC 6 is so very nice looking :),what is the focal lenght of it?I know you will have some fun with this scope,gee you might have to get more longer focal length eyepieces.Best of luck with this scope.
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 06:54 PM

Thanks Steve! Its focal length is 1800mm making its focal ratio f/12. I think I'll be okay regarding the eyepieces, but the most important things right now are a mount (and it's on its way) and I think I will get a TEC or AP finder and bracket. The scope didn't come with a finder made for this scope and it really deserves a decent finder. It's a pretty scope, though, isn't it? Yow!

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 07:41 PM

At f/12 the TEC 6 should not be eyepiece picky.Thanks for the information and I hope you receive the mount soon.
Regards,Steve M

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:09 PM

Way to go Walter! :yay:

I'd like to see some more pics also. That should be killer on the planets.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:16 PM

Walter, beautiful scope.. I'd like to read your first light report when you have it.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:59 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Kerry! I'll my best to make that happen, Mike! Here's a snapshot of the back plate...

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:00 PM

Here's the front corrector plate...

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:57 PM

Nice scope Walter! Observe in good health! I especially like the 'handle' on the rear cell. I wish my Intes had that feature.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:06 AM

Thanks Tim! This was a big move for me trading one of my refractors...my Tak! I trust Yuri at TEC to make first class equipment, so I jumped! I think it'll be fun!

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 08:10 AM

I caught you Walter! :lol:

Congrats on the new scope! I have a fondness for Maks as well. The little 5" I owned was a great performer.
I will keep your secret. ;)

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 08:37 AM

You found me, Scott! I am undone! Thanks for keeping my secret and if our paths ever cross, I will give you a peek or two through it. Thanks for the kind words and happy holidays to you and your family.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:31 AM

Thanks Walter - happy holidays to you and your family too Sir!
That is a really nice looking scope, I like the baffling in the tube.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 10:09 PM

I have a fondness for Maks as well. The little 5" I owned was a great performer.
I will keep your secret. ;)


We're watching you. Mr. Beith! :rules: :shameonyou:

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Prudence Pifflewhiffle,
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