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#1 LewisM

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:00 PM

Many have lamented the fact that a standard Vixen (or SW etc) finder shoe won't fit a Tak focuser. I personally made a new plate for my FQR base that allowed it, but I was searching AliExpress recently, and found this: link doesn't work - go to aliexpress.com and type "Takahashi finder Bracket" in the search - there are 3 available at different prices.

 

I promptly ordered one, and it arrived just now.

 

To say the quality is REALLY nice is an understatement. The manufacturer obviously did their homework, and the finish matches a Tak FQR perfectly. The milling is REALLY nice and it is not a cheap cast aluminium piece like many of the shoes out there.

 

Here are a few pictures. I am going to order a few more!

 

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:02 PM

Note: the stop screw is NOT included - I added my own from an old left-over Tasco thumb screw :)



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:31 PM

I don't have an account so link doesn't work for me but It's quite nice with the satin chrome finish!



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:43 PM

I don't have an account so link doesn't work for me but It's quite nice with the satin chrome finish!

Go to aliexpress.com and type in "Takahashi finder Bracket Astronomical Telescope Accessories" in the search



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:50 PM

 

I don't have an account so link doesn't work for me but It's quite nice with the satin chrome finish!

Go to aliexpress.com and type in "Takahashi finder Bracket Astronomical Telescope Accessories" in the search

 

Thanks!

A little long on the shipping timeline, but the cost is very reasonable!



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:56 PM

Took 14 days order til delivery, which is reasonable.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:34 AM

Looks great...... so  I went to their page and they actually have two of these Takahashi Finder Brackets

 

 

one is called the Celstron Takahashi finder bracket  and the other is the Hercules       three dollar difference but i cant tell what the diff is?

 

Which one do you have ?    I don't have a finder yet for my 1990  Tak FC -100  but  I like the loo of yours 

 

thanks

 

Barry



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:35 PM

All the same




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