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#51 RAKing

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 12:07 PM

For my FT3545 I was able to get a specific ClickLock endcap which marries in well with my BBHS ClickLock diagonal for monoviewing and the T2 for binoviewing.

 Multiple endcap options make happy FT users!  cool.gif

 

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#52 Eigen

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 12:27 PM

I would just get the M72 baader clicklock end and add it to the robust tak extension tubes mentioned in this thread. The clicklock is only 2-3mm shorter than the original 2 bolt tak end (which i am not fond of either..)

#53 jtpowers

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:47 PM

Paul,

Sorry to go off topic, but are you using a LensCoat Hoodie on your TSA-120? What size is it? I'd like to get one for my mine.


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#54 peleuba

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:25 AM

Paul,

Sorry to go off topic, but are you using a LensCoat Hoodie on your TSA-120? What size is it? I'd like to get one for my mine.

 

I am.  I use them on every refractor I own.  To me, (YMMV) its better then removing the stock lens cap in the field and dropping it.  

 

This is the brand I use - made in the USA

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I do not recall exactly which size...  I have, probably, 20 of these things - different sizes and some are reduntant for sure.   When folks send me equipment to test, I take off the lens cap and put one one of these on while the telescope is coming to thermal eqilibration.  

 

You will have to measure the diameter  of your dewshield and match it up.  They sell many different sizes.


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#55 mtminnesota

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:28 AM

Paul,

Sorry to go off topic, but are you using a LensCoat Hoodie on your TSA-120? What size is it? I'd like to get one for my mine.

I got the XXX Large size for my TSA-120, it fits perfectly.

 

https://www.lenscoat...arge-p-387.html


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#56 Paul G

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 02:46 PM

I am.  I use them on every refractor I own.  To me, (YMMV) its better then removing the stock lens cap in the field and dropping it.  

 

This is the brand I use - made in the USA

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I do not recall exactly which size...  I have, probably, 20 of these things - different sizes and some are reduntant for sure.   When folks send me equipment to test, I take off the lens cap and put one one of these on while the telescope is coming to thermal eqilibration.  

 

You will have to measure the diameter  of your dewshield and match it up.  They sell many different sizes.

OpTech makes nice stuff. I love their camera straps, will try the lens hoodies.


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#57 jtpowers

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:41 PM

Thank you guys! I'll be ordering one today.


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