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#26 crazyqban

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:41 PM

Here is a photo of the coffin, I mean crate grin.gif

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:45 PM

Yuri and his son, Nick, putting on the finishing touches. Yuri and Nick were amazing neighbors as was Giovanni of UnitronItalia who distributes 10 Micron mounts in Italy. He was there helping Yuri fine tune the mount.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:46 PM

Do you know if Yuri's son works at Tec or what does he do?



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:49 PM

Here are Giovanni, Nick and Yuri. Great people. Giovanni also cooked and taught me how to make Spaghetti all'Amatriciana. He told me that in Italy they practice Astronomy and Gastronomy. Truly wonderful people who bring us equally wonderful instruments.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:50 PM

Do you know if Yuri's son works at Tec or what does he do?

Both of his sons work there. Nick works on the optics. I told him I wish my dad made telescopes for a living. Great people.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:16 AM

700X on a double star of 0.7" separation showed a clean, dark-sky split.  No 'hair', 'fuzz' or anything other than the central spot and the first diffraction ring.  Textbook diffraction pattern.   Identical to the views of similarly separated pairs in the steady, steady skies of the Winter Star Party last year in my 12.5" f/6.5  Lockwood/Teeter dob for a wee bit more than 1/10 the price.   
 
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700X on a double star of 0.7" separation showed a clean, dark-sky split.  No 'hair', 'fuzz' or anything other than the central spot and the first diffraction ring.  Textbook diffraction pattern.   Identical to the views of similarly separated pairs in the steady, steady skies of the Winter Star Party last year in my 12.5" f/6.5  Lockwood/Teeter dob for a wee bit more than 1/10 the price.   
 
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What all did you see through the scope? Which double?

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:08 AM

wow, this would have made the 2,000 mile trip worthwhile!  And Sirius is a difficult target, sounds like the FL lens is doing a nice job.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:55 AM

Man...one has to wonder what just a 10" flourite BLANK costs....don't drop, crack, or chip that baby!



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

wow, this would have made the 2,000 mile trip worthwhile!  And Sirius is a difficult target, sounds like the FL lens is doing a nice job.

After 5 years of trying, I finally saw the companion of Sirius. This was in Washington DC (1 mile from the capitol), just above a park full of lights, less than an hour after sunset, and obviously with seeing as it is in the northeast. One of the big changes was using my APM LZOS 175 f/8 (relatively new to me). Sirius B was a perfect, steady pinpoint next to the flaring dynamic Sirius. I continue to be awed with the LZOS optics.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:57 PM

what is the ratioanale for making the main tube in three pieces ? so it can fit as a carry on in a plane trip ?  wink.gif 



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 01:09 PM

what is the ratioanale for making the main tube in three pieces ? so it can fit as a carry on in a plane trip ?  wink.gif

My AP 175EDF tube is made in sections, I believe for ease of construction.  They are permanently attached together though and appears as one solid tube.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:59 AM

What I find most interesting in the pictures of the setup is the scope is balanced by only 2 CW's. I assume it is properly balanced.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:57 AM

What I also find interesting are those two scrawny rings holding the 90+ pound OTA to the saddle plate.  scared.gif

 

I use three of them for my TEC 200ED as I was quite uncomfortable using only two.

 

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:03 AM

But man, I'd love to have one.  

 

I'd imagine an AP 1200 could handle the critter (based upon my 1200 handling a similar weight newt and my 900's & Mi-250's abilities to take the 200ED) , but an AP1600 class mount would be better I would think.   The 10 Micron look great though.

 

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:19 PM

 

 

Hate to price that setup.  $100K+ i guess.

Not really. Scope is $49000, base mount lists for $17,215. The tripod is made by Yuri but let's say $5000. Total with accessoris and all should be about $75,000. A bargain grin.gif

 

 

Then you need to add in the cost of the home observatory to put it in.  I think it's a mandatory accessory for this scope. 

 

What!?  A nice little grab and go like this? wink.gif


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

 

what is the ratioanale for making the main tube in three pieces ? so it can fit as a carry on in a plane trip ?  wink.gif

My AP 175EDF tube is made in sections, I believe for ease of construction.  They are permanently attached together though and appears as one solid tube.

 

aesthetically speaking I think I prefer the single tube construction. but it will make breakdown and transport to a dark site much easier.

 

I heard that the optician at TEC departed- is that true ?



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:51 PM

  • Hey Sergio when you get the TEC 10" sell me your FS152, unless your going to use as a finder.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:27 PM

 

  • Hey Sergio when you get the TEC 10" sell me your FS152, unless your going to use as a finder.

Joe D.

 

LOL



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:40 PM

OTA weight is 110lbs....it's doable as a grab and go, if you've got the mind to.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 06:18 PM

 

 

  • Hey Sergio when you get the TEC 10" sell me your FS152, unless your going to use as a finder.

Joe D.

 

LOL

 

Noooooo! I'm the first one in the waiting queue! Lol



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:14 AM

I had the pleasure of installing my good friend's TEC200FL (serial #001) in his dome a good few years back, it was reasonable to handle, even got it on the mount alone and obviously an absolute jewel of an instrument to look through, Vega absoloutely no CA and as perfect a star image as I have seen before and after - I can only imagine how good this 10" must be, Yuri is the master of these big fluorites for sure.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:11 AM

I got the mount for the OTA. But i'm not lifting a 110lb OTA by myself head high.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 09:25 AM

I got the mount for the OTA. But i'm not lifting a 110lb OTA by myself head high.

Chad, I think that Cave mount would be on the small side for this scope. Bearing surface and gears to small. I would want 3" and 4" shafts minimum with large 5" + bearing surfaces and 10" gears.

 

Looks like Yuri has another winner on his hands.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:45 PM

 

I got the mount for the OTA. But i'm not lifting a 110lb OTA by myself head high.

Chad, I think that Cave mount would be on the small side for this scope. Bearing surface and gears to small. I would want 3" and 4" shafts minimum with large 5" + bearing surfaces and 10" gears.

 

Looks like Yuri has another winner on his hands.

 

It held a 16" F/8 Cave.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:42 PM

That would have been a treat to spend some time looking through. I own a used TEC 140 and haven't had a chance to look through a larger TEC. I have seen a TEC 160 a few times at the GSSP,  but it was alway setup for imaging so no chance to look through it. I am by no means poor but it takes a lot of savings and setting priorities to put together the cash for the TEC180. Can't imaging the market or total number of 10 inch scopes built will be more than a dozen or so. The number of very wealthy people who are extremely serious astronomers has to be tiny. That kind of wealth could afford a permanent dark sky observatory or an telescope assistant to handle the setup and break down.




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