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#1 rolo

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:35 PM

I'm looking for cheaper ring alternative for a TOA130 which is 155mm in diameter. Has anyone tried the ES Cradle on their Tak TOA130 or FS 152? Specs say 154mm inner diameter.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:41 PM

yes - it works great
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:08 AM

https://astromart.co...one-green-rings



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:53 AM

Thanks a lot guys. I think the cradle may be better with the carry handle.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:39 AM

HERE is a link to Parallax. They make rings for most Takahashi refractors.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 12:38 AM

Where can you buy the 154mm ES cradle?

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Posted Yesterday, 01:12 AM

high point scientific, OPT, B&H and many others.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:13 AM

HERE is a link to Parallax. They make rings for most Takahashi refractors.

 

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Thanks. I'm aware Of Parallax.



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Posted Yesterday, 04:55 AM

You can buy standard 6.3" tube rings. I bought them for my TOA and painted them Takahashi green so I can put a handle on them. They were much more practical then the single tube ring that came with the scope I bought.

They also fit my APM 152ED refractor. Same size tube diameter.

 

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Posted Today, 12:23 AM

These tube rings will fit a TOA-130 optical tube. I bought these,took them apart and painted the tube rings Takahashi green, changed the felt and they were perfect. Very strong solid rings. You'd notice that immediately that these rings on the TOA are a good match. 

 

https://agenaastro.c...e-ring-6-3.html

 

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Posted Today, 12:47 AM

Ralph, can you please post a picture?

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Posted Today, 01:45 AM

These tube rings will fit a TOA-130 optical tube. I bought these,took them apart and painted the tube rings Takahashi green, changed the felt and they were perfect. Very strong solid rings. You'd notice that immediately that these rings on the TOA are a good match. 

 

https://agenaastro.c...e-ring-6-3.html

 

...Ralph

I don't think I would trust my TOA130 to these, they look like low pressure cast aluminium with only about 1/8" thick material where the thread has been cut....

(as a minimum I would want a washer and in that recess to lock the dovetail bar in place)



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Posted Today, 11:18 AM

high point scientific, OPT, B&H and many others.

None of them have it in stock.

 

Are there any stores with it in stock?



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Posted Today, 11:38 AM

Vixen, at one time, sold white rings in that size. Maybe you could still find some.




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