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Taurus Dobsonian Telescopes from Poland ?

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#1 vaticanaddict

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:13 AM

Hi Guys.
Does anybody know the Taurus Dobsonian Telescopes - made in Poland?
They manufacture scopes in different apertures from 12''-24''.
Any idea about their General quality, Optics, ease of use, Go-To systems etc.
Thanks
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#2 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:47 AM

Hi Guys.
Does anybody know the Taurus Dobsonian Telescopes - made in Poland?
They manufacture scopes in different apertures from 12''-24''.
Any idea about their General quality, Optics, ease of use, Go-To systems etc.
Thanks
Vat.

 

How about a link?

 

Jon



#3 DLuders

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:47 AM

Here is a hyperlink:  https://www.tauruste...en/taurus-t400/



#4 vaticanaddict

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:10 AM

Yes This is the manufacturer.
Any information about their products?
Do they have a Go-To/Push-To version available?

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:09 PM

Astro devices have mag tape enciders that would be perfect for pushto for that scope. Sky watchers uses them on their 20" GOTO's. 



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:36 AM

I used to have a T400 that I bought used from a fellow Polish amateur astronomer. It was the standard version with a BK7 primary. Took for ever to cool down, practically never did, but temp changes can be significant in Poland. Never got decent planetary or lunar views but for example M13 with a 7mm Nagler was jaw-dropping. The finish of the secondary mirror cell left somewhat to be desired. Secondary mirror collimation was done using long thumb screws akin to Bob's Knobs. Primary mirror collimation was done from the top of the primary cel which was very convenient. The scope was easy to assemble and break down. A well thought out design but the folding trusses did not fit the cells perfectly. Would not hold collimation from zenith to horizon due to flexure in the trusses and/or inaccuracy in the finish of truss to cell connections. Came with custom made bags for all components. Some of the issues I had may have been remedied.
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