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#151 clamchip

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 03:16 PM

My new Tasco 'Novice' 60mm. It was given to me.

I just love the color.

I'm not sure how old it is, these 60mm Tasco's are pretty timeless.

I'm very surprised to see it has a coated air-spaced objective and

3 spacers rather than a ring spacer.

You can see right now it's multi-coated ! and sadly I think I made a family of spiders homelessfrown.gif  

Robert

 

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Edited by clamchip, 19 September 2020 - 03:18 PM.

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#152 GreyDay

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 06:05 AM

My new Tasco 'Novice' 60mm. It was given to me.I just love the color.

I'm not sure how old it is, these 60mm Tasco's are pretty timeless.

I'm very surprised to see it has a coated air-spaced objective and 3 spacers rather than a ring spacer.

You can see right now it's multi-coated ! and sadly I think I made a family of spiders homelessfrown.gif

I have been given/bought a few modern Tasco scopes over the last 10 years or so, they're getting better all the time! the novice is fairly recent.

 

i've had the Galaxsee, Luminova, and Novice. The galaxsee is okay the latter pair are better(just) but still not at Japan standards. Free is the best price for any scope and thats what i charge when i pass them on.

 

They're a cheap multicoated achro, the Luminova takes 1.25" accessories, other than the "average" mounts they're not a bad starter scope. Great find.

 

Sad for the spiders though, they lost a planetarium smile.gif


Edited by GreyDay, 20 September 2020 - 06:56 AM.

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#153 John Rogers

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 07:56 PM

It took a long time to get here, but the wait was worth it.

 

I was fortunate to be the first to respond to a telescope giveaway from fell CN member Mountman back in early March.   Not living in the area, I arranged for my daughter to take possession of the circa 1964 ANRA/Optical Craftsman 6” f8 Newtonian.  I planned on picking it up from her within a few weeks and then the Covid-19 lockdown occurred.

 

After much delay, the telescope finally reached its new home a few weeks ago.  The instrument is outstanding in all respects.  The first-light visual observations of Jupiter revealed great contrast although the seeing was not too good.  Then the wildfires broke out and the skies had been covered in smoke.

 

Finally, last night the smoke cleared away sufficiently, that I was able to get these prime focus images of Jupiter and Saturn using a ZWO ASI224MC camera with average seeing.

 

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