Ron this one’s for you... 140FL #295 adjusting to his new surroundings. You’ll note new owner has a few accommodations to make yet, to include an adequate CW. Never fear, that is all under way.
No resting on new-guy laurels, first light pitted the TEC against a visiting 8” f/7 newt with a kick-@$$ mirror. TEC acquitted self admirably—there’s nothing like a big(ish) refractor—though no denying the aperture advantage of 8 quality inches vs 5.5.
#295 misses his former performance wheels, the Mach 1. But he is pleasantly surprised at the solid visual ride of the GM 8 when dropped on a G11 HD suspension!
Wait a minute. 140FL number 295? Yuri has not made 295 of them already, has he???