After dreaming about owning a Tak I finally have one, I find myself with butterflies in my stomach thinking this is too good for me lol. It all happened when I responded to a classified ad for an unrelated item then struck a conversation with a gentleman who happens to have more than one Tak including a TOA150. Once he heard me mention how much I wanted to have a Tak one day, his next sentence was “well I have a couple which I don’t use much anymore” considering he has about 15 scopes. He was willing to part with this mint TSA-102 which I jumped on. It is fitted with a beautiful moonlight focusser, the original focuser he gave me also, in case I wanted the authentic look or for resale one day I can offer the original focuser.
This will be my first and last Tak (my wife said emphatically) “ok sweetie” I replied, I hope so because they are pricey and, I’m not rich. Anyway, I’d love to hear about any experiences with this scope some of you may have, the nice fellow who sold it said “on a night of good seeing you’ll run out of power, it takes magnification like a champion” I can’t wait for a clear night. This is more scope than I’ve ever had, I’m ecstatic, I almost got dizzy when I stood back and looked at it after I put it on my Vixen GP. It sure is a beautiful scope and, being a fan of splitting doubles, this scope should make short work of difficult doubles seeing permitting.
Some of you may have contributed comments and likes to my recent thread "Hand Crafting a Takahashi" thanks for all the likes on that thread. What makes it strange is that post is very recent and, i hadn't owned a Tak when i made the post. This one came out of nowhere, Just yesterday i was wondering when i'll ever have one considering supply chain issues during covid and whether i'd save up for one before a meteor took out the planet lol.
Edited by Stellar1, 24 January 2021 - 12:25 AM.