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Starbeam Finder on a Takahashi FC-76DCU

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#1 bbyrd

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 08:46 PM

Has anyone attached a TelVue Starbeam to a Takahashi telescope. I'm wondering if one would work on my FC-76DCU?


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Posted 05 January 2021 - 01:51 AM

Not a Starbeam, but the TV Qwick-Point is a perfect match for my FC-76DCU. I just tighten the one screw and it does not loose alignment.

 

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 05:35 AM

Or even 'lose' alignment.



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Posted 05 January 2021 - 05:47 AM

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 08:50 AM

Thanks RadioAstronomer for showing your quik-point setup. I actually have similar in storage that could work if I can still find the base.

My interest is the StarBeam is the flip up mirror. I'm thinking could be more comfortable in usage.



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Posted 05 January 2021 - 09:32 AM

Thanks RadioAstronomer for showing your quik-point setup. I actually have similar in storage that could work if I can still find the base.

My interest is the StarBeam is the flip up mirror. I'm thinking could be more comfortable in usage.

I am using the StarBeam on a Stowaway because the flip mirror is definitely more comfortable for me to use at high elevation.  Don’t know easy it would be to mount on the Tak though. Perhaps TV can help?


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Posted 05 January 2021 - 01:07 PM

Should be a relatively easy task.  Televue already makes a "Synta compatible" dovetail foot for the Starbeam.  You can also purchase a similar product from Scope Stuff.  I have both which allow me to move my Starbeams between scopes and/or easily remove them to store the scopes.  Second thing you will need is a Synta style finder scope mounting shoe that will fit on your Tak.  A quick internet search should turn up some options.  I don't know for sure, but Scope Stuff might have a compatible one.  Best.  Alan


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Posted 05 January 2021 - 06:25 PM

I have a Starbeam on my TSA 102 and Mewlon 250.


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Posted 05 January 2021 - 07:34 PM

Start with this part:

https://agenaastro.c...ase-silver.html

Then use the quick release version of the Starbeam.


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 07:50 AM

Everyone has provided great advice. I have purchased a used StarBeam and a Vixen style mounting base. I will have to add, purchase, a quick release from Televue. I did not know about The Agena Synta/Vixen mounting base and ordered from a Asia source. 
Thanks to Everyone for your advice

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:20 PM

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 04:43 AM

Starbeam is great. But I mount it on my DM6 and every scope then mounted benefits. -Phil



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Posted 14 January 2021 - 07:44 AM

I use a starbeam on my Traveler, but I don't know what people are referring to when they say "flip mirror" or "flip-up" mirror?

I am using the StarBeam on a Stowaway because the flip mirror is definitely more comfortable for me to use at high elevation.  Don’t know easy it would be to mount on the Tak though. Perhaps TV can help?



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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:49 AM

FC-76dcu with recent TelVue StarBeam addition.  
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