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Takahashi TSA 120 vs TSA 120N

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#1 maksuchiha

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 02:10 AM

Hello to all. Can someone explain what the difference is between Takahahsi TSA 120 and TSA 120N? and why 120N costs $ 400 less because it is an anniversary?



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 02:18 AM

TSA120N has a fixed dew shield



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 02:32 AM

TSA120N has a fixed dew shield


are these differences?


Edited by maksuchiha, 17 July 2019 - 02:35 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:16 AM

Yes, the differences are that one comes in a more portable package length wise (normal TSA), and the other is cheaper and a bit lighter I think.



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 04:11 PM

are these differences?

The original TSA120 was the version with the sliding dew shield. The new N version has a fixed dew shield which allows for a lighter way of attaching it and no doubt reduces the cost of making it.

To some people having the sliding dew shield is important for transport ease.  Either way, the TSA120 is the finest 120mm refractor on the market giving essentially TOA level of correction, or so close it matters not !


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

Yippee! Mine should be in Houston by the end of next week. It won’t be a travel scope, so the dew shield won’t matter.

I am VERY ANXIOUS to get it under the stars!

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:17 PM

Yippee! Mine should be in Houston by the end of next week. It won’t be a travel scope, so the dew shield won’t matter.

I am VERY ANXIOUS to get it under the stars!

Gordon G

You will love the scope.

 

A sliding dew shield is nice but half the refractors that I’ve owned had fixed or screw-on dew shields and they presented no issues, especially if the scope is used at home.

 

I’ve had my TSA 120 for almost 10 years. The scope never disappoints.

 

Bob

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:48 PM

Yippee! Mine should be in Houston by the end of next week. It won’t be a travel scope, so the dew shield won’t matter.

I am VERY ANXIOUS to get it under the stars!

Gordon G

 

The TSA120 isn't a large or long telescope, anyway, so I don't think a sliding dew shield adds much value. 


Edited by Heywood, 17 July 2019 - 07:49 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:11 PM

And...they are only making 40 N versions available worldwide.




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