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#51 Jeff Morgan

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:56 AM

Excellent news!

 

Maybe this summer  ....


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 12:28 PM

Das war aber hart !wink.gif

 

Doch.



#53 Alan French

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:07 PM

I've been going to my dark sites for over ten years.  I'm the only one I recall ever bringing a refractor. 

 

Mike

Refractors are fairly common at our dark site. We usually have a good mix of scopes.

 

Clear skies, Alan


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:00 PM

Excellent news!

 

Maybe this summer  ....

Sure would be nice to get in on some planetary action.



#55 Jeff B

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 11:32 AM

First 120mm glass/Fluorite set completed, with more to follow:

 

 

 

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Big air gap there with an interesting cell design.  hmm.gif



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Posted 27 May 2019 - 01:46 PM

Agreed!

 

I've not seen anything like it, before.



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 12:28 AM

Jeff M,

Have a delivery timeline on your 150?



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:24 PM

Jeff M,

Have a delivery timeline on your 150?

 

Funny you mention it.

 

Last week I sent an inquiry to Lana. As always, her response was prompt, pleasant, and informative. 

 

Things are progressing, though a little slower than expected. Eduard started work on my optics last week and included a photo of "my" fluorite element on the grinding machine. laugh.gif

 

They are finishing the 150's and sending all of the 120 and 150 sets to the coaters at the same time. Five week turn time at the coater.

 

Lana is not clairvoyant, so no estimate on completion.

 

Looking at where they are now, then the coater, then assembly and testing - October? (My guess, not hers.)



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:55 PM

Eduard applied the aspheric on all 120s last week, matching each lens to its fluorite counterpart and is satisfied with the result.

 

Only a few 150s on this run, so less time will be required to complete those sets.

 

120 sets, here:

 

 

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:23 AM

Any news ?



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 01:06 AM

My last communication from Lana mid-December was that Eduard is working on the focusers. Sounds like he is doing everything short of mining the bauxite wink.gif

 

But seriously, he must have something quite special in mind, otherwise he would spend his time making optics and buy from Starlight Instruments.


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 01:23 PM

Yes.  She told me the same (also mid-December).  Plus, that the lens sets were meanwhile at the coating lab/company/whatevertherightwordhereis.  I’m getting excited to see the finished results. 
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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:28 PM

I'm with you guys. Hoping that the wait correlates with the TLC that these babies are getting. Very exciting!



#64 Tyson M

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 05:01 PM

Yea it would be nice to see these scopes and some observing reports.

I'd consider buying one when im done school.

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:18 PM

130 cheaper than a Tak TOA130. "Fluoride on the inside" sounds good.



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:43 AM

Any news?  Seems like it's been about five months since the lenses were coated.



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:47 PM

Last update I had was June 28th, it was quite lengthy on the building of fixtures and tooling, but the important part was the focuser parts were due to be picked up from anodizing the following week.

 

After that, assembly and testing.

 

No projection was offered, I did not ask. A year ago I picked up a TMB 130SS to keep me busy. It has been a fabulous scope for me, and will continue to be until the SD-150 arrives.

 

Not to jinx things, but they have another year to go on delivery time compared to my D&G.


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Posted 22 August 2020 - 06:25 AM

Bumping this thread, as the 130mm is interesting, shame no 140mm made.

 

Also because people say/write, "if Takahashi made a 120 - 130mm fluorite doublet, I  would buy one", then go misty-eyed over the old FS-128s.

 

So there is already, Agema, a maker of such designs. But little known. An Agema SD130 could be what you hope Takahashi will make. Nice looking focusers.

 

Anyone yet received their 120, 130, 150? 

 

Bit pricey the 130   https://www.astrosho.../m,Agema-Optics


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Posted 24 August 2020 - 06:54 AM

I emailed Agena & Lana replied some 130mm will be available in December this year. $5900. 

 

No 140mm models planned sadly.



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Posted 25 August 2020 - 12:16 AM

Did she happen to say anything about the 120s?

 

 

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 05:35 AM

I didn't ask about the 120, but https://www.astrosho.../m,Agema-Optics says 3 to 5 weeks. Best to email Agema and ask directly, you'll get a reply from Lana I expect.


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