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#26 marcus_z

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:25 PM

I can't find a source for the separate Tak parts.  Anybody got a link to these?

Part numbers are: TFK07650 and TSK06211.



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:48 PM

The FC76DS is very short because of his sliding dew shield.

 

 

The other scope is the FOA 60 for comparison.

 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:50 AM

Is there either a Tak or Starlight micro focuser that will work with the new FC76 DCU scope?  Will the Tak mef-3 work on the 76DC?  I do not want to buy the whole FT focuser, only a micro type.

 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

Is there either a Tak or Starlight micro focuser that will work with the new FC76 DCU scope?  Will the Tak mef-3 work on the 76DC?  I do not want to buy the whole FT focuser, only a micro type.

 

Bill

The MEF-3 is for the larger 2.5" focuser only I believe... I'm only seeing a FTF Micro-pinion for the 2.5" focuser as well. Tak may have a microfocuser upgrade, not sure.



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:22 PM

My takahashi dealer list the FC76DC for the MEF3 too . Look here...

 

https://www.intercon...3-tka00733.html

 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:04 PM

The MEF-3 mounts on the sub-2.5" Tak focusers, including the FS-60 series and the FOA-60 series, so it will fit your FC76DC. I installed it on both my FS-60Q and the even narrower-focuser FOA-60Q. Works perfectly for me. The flex problems some people report in AP are not a factor in visual.

 

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#32 Bill Barlow

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:12 PM

Thanks for the helpful information.  I might get the MEF-3 for it down the road.  Glad to know there is an option for it.  

 

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 06:40 AM

Part numbers are: TFK07650 and TSK06211.

Thanks!  The Tal part numbers with the help of Google were the key to finding them.

 

As it turns out these parts are reasonably common in Europe but not here in the U.S.   They are special order wherever I have seen them but I could save around $160 or so (less shipping) by going this route.

 

One last issue is the finderscope mounting bracket.  Starlight says that it can't be put on the focuser but they suggest the adapter.  But the adapter's sides aren't parallel to the tube so the finder will be pointing into space somewhere above my field of view.  So now I am thinking about putting on the rear tube section but there are about 1/4" of threads I have to avoid, so the finder will be fairly far up the assembly from the eyepiece, maybe too far to be useful.  Any thoughts or suggestions on this one?



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 07:43 AM

The adapter is in larger part cylindrical. Intercon Spacetec offers a finder adapter for it, but I doubt you really need a finder, because most 2" eyepieces will already give you a 4 degree field of view. With the right eyepiece the whole scope is a finder. ;-)

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:22 AM

The adapter is in larger part cylindrical. Intercon Spacetec offers a finder adapter for it, but I doubt you really need a finder, because most 2" eyepieces will already give you a 4 degree field of view. With the right eyepiece the whole scope is a finder. ;-)

 

Yea.  I sort of thought about that.

 

A normal finder gives you about a 8+ degree field and with my widest, low power eyepiece I can get about a 4.5 degree field.

 

BUT, using that eyepiece is looking through a right angle diagonal rather than a straight through finder (which I highly favor!) and it becomes a real chore to figure out exactly where you are pointing the telescope!

 

I know these are petty worries but I would rather have all of the details figured out before I plop down $2500 or so on a telescope...



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:30 AM

I use a Skywatcher 8x50 finder for my FC100DF the same I used in the past with the FC76 DS. A small piece of wood ,drilled two holes in it that is my adapter .And than a Skywatcher /Vixen style finder base for quick mounting of the finder can be installed. It works perfect for  a very low price.

 

 
That is my cheap version of a finderbase for my skywatcher finder. I had the intercon spacetec adapter marcus mention too ,but I don't use it anymore . Using a 35mm -40mm eyepiece works as finder too.
 
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 10:53 AM

I mean this adapter here: https://www.intercon...touch-20xx.html

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 04:43 PM

Oh sorry marcus than I missunderstood .

 

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:47 PM

The FC-76 is my favorite Tak. It is the one I most regret selling frown.gif

 

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:40 PM

The FC-76 is my favorite Tak. It is the one I most regret selling frown.gif

 

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Looks insane. I love the older Gray stuff and mounts.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:21 PM

https://astromart.co...tripod-for-sale

 

real or fake?  $950 for all?!

 

what do i do with tripod legs without mount?



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:31 PM

I tried bidding until I noticed the seller was bidding against me and gave up on it.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

seller and bidder are the same person?  buy now is too tempting, no need to bid.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

Looks like Seller has two active auctions listed for the same telescope



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

Yes, the same it would seem.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 06:39 PM

https://astromart.co...tripod-for-sale

 

real or fake?  $950 for all?!

 

what do i do with tripod legs without mount?

The legs worked great on a GP mount i had.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 10:54 PM

I tried bidding until I noticed the seller was bidding against me and gave up on it.

seller is not bidding on it himself.  Sellers and bidders are not the same person.  



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 10:58 PM

It seemed like my bids were being countered/increased by someone with the same name as the seller.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:55 AM

seller is not bidding on it himself.  Sellers and bidders are not the same person.  

There are two Kenzie Youngs, one who selling and one who is bidding? Quantum mechanics at work, I guess... Or maybe it is a Zen thing?



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:22 AM

There are two Kenzie Youngs, one who selling and one who is bidding? Quantum mechanics at work, I guess... Or maybe it is a Zen thing?

the seller information states it is  Johnnie Sharkey with no feedback. 




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