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#326 Jsquared

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 11:09 PM

Hey Takahashi is running a sale on 76dcu only $1,278.00 new

#327 BigC

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 09:44 AM

I think we are subconsciously more comfortable with a "human-sized" scope, that is , one we can maneuver without aid.


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#328 Astrojensen

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 10:16 AM

I think we are subconsciously more comfortable with a "human-sized" scope, that is , one we can maneuver without aid.

Several people in the 60mm Club https://groups.io/g/...mmTelescopeClub have over the years said more or less exactly that, that they are more comfortable with a 60mm, simply because it's small enough that it can be easily handled and doesn't feel intimidating, neither physically or economically. To put it simply: They're small and cute and people generally like small and cute things. 

 

 

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#329 contrailmaker

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 10:41 AM

Well, my two favorite small and cute telescopes, along with binoculars, have been my primary observing tools so far this year. My TV60 has been on lunar/Venus duty while my PST, with a brand new blocking filter, has been busy on Ha duty. There have even been a few interesting prominences lately.  Both are ready to use on a moment’s notice. 
 

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#330 barbie

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM

Bigger isn't necessarily better when physical limitations are at play. I observe more with my small apos than I did when I had my big refractors and reflectors and the views are just as pleasing to my eyes!! Small scopes can be more easily transported to darker skies, a very BIG factor for me!!


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#331 starryhtx

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 12:22 PM

Hey Takahashi is running a sale on 76dcu only $1,278.00 newI know it's a Tak but still a lot of money in an uncertain economy.

Only? Still a lot in uncertain times, for me anyway.


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#332 Jsquared

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 09:41 PM

Only? Still a lot in uncertain times, for me anyway.


True but better than regular 1400$
FYI televue tv-76 is over 1700 albeit with case


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 12:20 AM

Tonight was the Stowaway’s turn on the moon. Fantastic! Great atmosphere today. Trying to do a comparo between the 3mm Radian and the barlowed 7mm Pentax XL. I preferred the views with the Pentax. More neutral tone and just ever  slightly sharper. Either one is a pleaser. What a great night.

 

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