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#51 starryhtx

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 09:11 AM

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

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Really? Would you say the FC 76 is better than a typical 100mm triplet? Why?
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#52 TxStars

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 09:02 PM

About the used Tak..

You can not bid on your own auctions on that site, but your friend can..

They had no idea what it was worth when they started the auction..

 

Since they are selling the legs and not the rest of the mount, that is also strange..

Where is the tripod tray?? the rest of the package..

So much wrong with the photos...

I would stay away from this add for sure..

Could be wrong, but it could have some heat coming off it..


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 05:52 PM

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

 

too good to be true?


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:55 PM

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

 

too good to be true?

Not bad. I sold one for $650 a while back, but no extras.



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Posted 05 March 2019 - 10:15 PM

"This auction is closed."  lol

It may have been too good to be true....



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Posted 10 March 2019 - 07:17 AM

Element,

here's your shopping list:

  • Takahashi FC-76D objective upgrade for FS-60CB
  • Takahashi FS-60CB-tube
  • Starlight Instruments A20-302
  • Starlight Instruments FTF2025BCR or FTF2025BCR-LW
  • Borg 80 series tube ring
  • the dovetail of your choice

 

 

PS: in this picture the CQ-module is attached, which I have sold a few days ago, because I don't find it necessary...

Is there a single-source U.S.-based vendor for the above parts to "build-a-Tak?"  smile.gif

 

Also, with the FTF, how close is the total price to the FC100DS?


Edited by RobM, 10 March 2019 - 07:19 AM.

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#57 teashea

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 11:12 PM

So what gives here?  They seem like the same telescope only years apart.  They both have a 95mm tube and from what I know essentially the same focuser and the same lenses.  Is one better than the other?  Why did they change the design?

 

To the point of this inquiry I am looking to get a smaller grab-n-go telescope and the current Tak FC-76 looks appealing except for its endless variety of adapters to make it into a 2" focuser, visual-only telescope and the aforementioned question about the design change.  I don't like the focuser.  I don't like the clamshell mount.  But I DO like the quality of Takahashi lenses!!!  But again I don't like the weight of the scope although it won't be an overwhelming obstacle for my purposes.

 

I am sure that there are folks out there with lots of knowledge to share on this that they can convey to me prior to me plopping down my cash, so come forth and tell me what you know!

 

Thanks.

This just goes to show that people like different things.  I really like the Tak clamshells and the Tak focusers.  I just ordered a Tak FC-76DS.  My decision was based on the excellent information in these CN threads.  


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Posted 05 January 2021 - 11:15 PM

Why?

 

I prefere the design of the older scopes over the new ones… e.g. collimatable lens, longer and fixed dew cap - and the most important: better look wink.gif

 

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I am of the opposite opinion.  I well fixed lens cell is superior to me.



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Posted 07 January 2021 - 04:08 PM

I'll provide some "views" of the FS-78. I sat this up for the 20/12/21 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. I deployed on my driveway (always am setup in the backyard, but for this) and got to share the views with a couple of neighbors. Fine little telescope for double star observing and will hold its own.

 

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 05:17 PM

I'll provide some "views" of the FS-78. I sat this up for the 20/12/21 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. I deployed on my driveway (always am setup in the backyard, but for this) and got to share the views with a couple of neighbors. Fine little telescope for double star observing and will hold its own.

 

RGP

I sometimes miss my FS-78. Liked the FS-78 so much owned 2 in the past. The second one was the FS-78 NSV.



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Posted 07 January 2021 - 08:01 PM

Hello Bob: I can understand--this was your last (I think) FS-78SV that I purchased a year ago last March/April. Through my research there is no "NSV" model. I often see "NSV" used for the FS-152SV, but here again, all FS-152 were only modified to accommodate binoviewing. It is truly a wonderful instrument.

You did a marvelous job of caring for it. It is, by my standard, like new to this day. Thank you!


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Posted 07 January 2021 - 09:42 PM

I had a 1987 FC76 that I had for a year and a half then sold in 2020 due to worsening shoulder joint pain but I really enjoyed the classic FC76 during the time I had it. It's only drawback was that it became too heavy due to its extremely high build quality requiring me to carry a mount with counterweight. I am now physically disabled and unable to lift much but I do miss that Tak FC76 somewhat. I don't miss the equatorial mount though!!


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 08:25 PM

Can the Tak FC76DS be purchased directly from TNR for example with a new feathertouch focuser installed? Not the bolt on microfocuser but the full FT focuser?

I've seen the TSA-120 sold this way.

 

...Ralph


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#64 Bill Barlow

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 12:16 PM

I don’t think so, but you can email them to find out for sure.

 

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:12 AM

Can the Tak FC76DS be purchased directly from TNR for example with a new feathertouch focuser installed? Not the bolt on microfocuser but the full FT focuser?

I've seen the TSA-120 sold this way.

 

...Ralph

That would be a no-no. I already asked Wayne and the only way would be for you to send the focuser to them to make a flange for the FTF.

 

Moonlite has a focuser flange for their focusers, as this focuser is the same as the Tak SKY-90.

 

Alternatively, add the Tak MEF-3 micropinion, or this interesting take on Tak micropinions from More Blue.




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