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#26 JasperCat

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Posted 02 November 2021 - 06:48 PM

Two of my five Taks… Mewlon 180C and FC-100DC… yes I’ve got Takatis bad lol.gif

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Posted 02 November 2021 - 07:36 PM

Two of my five Taks… Mewlon 180C and FC-100DC… yes I’ve got Takatis bad lol.gif

Quite the 1-2 punch combo! 


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Posted 02 November 2021 - 09:08 PM

Just picked up a minty M210.  First light Is probably tomorrow.

 

I like Jasper’s side by side set up, and I might want to try that myself.  Now the dumb question: in a SxS setup do both scopes see the same patch of sky or just patches that are close?

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 02 November 2021 - 09:20 PM

]I'm not sure if the GP mount will handle the M210 (even with the upgraded Tak tripod!).  I will soon know.

 

GG

 

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#30 R.Kelley

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Posted 02 November 2021 - 09:30 PM

Two of my five Taks… Mewlon 180C and FC-100DC… yes I’ve got Takatis bad lol.gif

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#31 alnitak22

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Posted 02 November 2021 - 09:33 PM

]I'm not sure if the GP mount will handle the M21 (even with the upgraded Tak tripod!).  I will soon know.

 

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Looks like the GP may handle it. If not, surely your G11 will.



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Posted 02 November 2021 - 09:40 PM

Just picked up a minty M210.  First light Is probably tomorrow.

 

I like Jasper’s side by side set up, and I might want to try that myself.  Now the dumb question: in a SxS setup do both scopes see the same patch of sky or just patches that are close?

 

Thanks!

 

Gordon G

It wouldn’t be much use in my view if they didn’t see the same field. I do the same SxS setup using my 180c and my SV90TBV - a rich field viewer to the Tak … what I see in the SV is seen in the Tak.

 

Congrats on getting a 210.

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Posted 02 November 2021 - 09:42 PM

I’m hopeful for the GP.  The G11 is permanently mounted in the POD.  It’s possible that the M210 could get promoted to the POD.

 

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Posted 02 November 2021 - 09:44 PM

A SxS in the POD could be exciting!  I had no idea if SxS would show the same field or not.

 

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Posted 03 November 2021 - 05:25 PM

SkyRanger- here's my 210 on a GP with TeleVue Gibralter legs. 

Mewlon 210 on Vixen GP

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Posted 03 November 2021 - 06:37 PM

Yes it is. Also on the diagonal for eyepiece. Central Florida early summer is very dewey.

Where in FL?



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Posted 03 November 2021 - 11:19 PM

My M210 was a bit too shaky on my GP mount tonight.  I will try again, probably tomorrow night; but it may have to move into the POD and meet the G11.

 

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Posted 04 November 2021 - 11:49 PM

I set my Mewlon 210 up in the garage and fitted the Tak Collimation Telescope (TCT) using screw fittings into my ESATTO 2" Motorised Focuser. I then set up my camera and lens on a tripod with a ball head and kicked and nudged the tripod as best as I could to align the scope and camera optical axes and grabbed a shot.

 

The photo shows that a couple of the spider vanes are slightly tilted, there is some general lack of concentricity and that the Spider Vanes, when projected, do not intersect at the centre of the TCT.

 

However, some or all of this may be due to misalignment of the scope/camera optical axes.

 

I have marked some of the components and have yet to work out what the other circles are.

 

The last time I used the 'scope the star test was good.smile.gif

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

 

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 10:52 AM

Some 'em if ya got em! popcorn.gif

I just realized I either misspelled, mistyped, mis-auto-corrected, or got dyslexic on the first word here.. probably the latter drinkspit.gif

 

*Smoke 'em if you got em  smiley-char145.gif


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Posted 05 November 2021 - 02:13 PM

I have a 180 Mewlon and an FS102, also a 15" Obsession, they all seem to get along and play well together even though one of them is not a Tak and 2 of them are not DK.

 

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 04:31 PM

Is that a dew heater on the finder?

Yes. You can get them for all sorts of equipment including dslr cameras too. I don't know if they are made by Takahashi though. 

 

edit to correct autocorrect!


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Posted 07 November 2021 - 04:12 PM

Where in FL?

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 04:45 PM

I like Jasper’s side by side set up, and I might want to try that myself.  Now the dumb question: in a SxS setup do both scopes see the same patch of sky or just patches that are close?

Thanks. It’s not 100% guaranteed they’ll align exactly. On my iOptron AZ Mount Pro I have an adjustable second saddle, which allows precise adjustment. The AZ100 doesn’t normally, but I’ve just received a Rowan saddle adjuster, which should allow me to match them precisely.


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Posted 11 November 2021 - 08:38 PM

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Posted 11 November 2021 - 10:16 PM

From the most recent night out under the sky.. excellent planetary viewing session [mainly Jupiter].

Notice the lack of additional equipment [eyepieces, etc] on the tray? Nothing else was really needed..

Mewlon 210 -> Vernonscope Quartz -> TV 2x Powermate -> Takahashi 24 LE

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Posted 11 November 2021 - 11:13 PM

Is that around 200x? Not sure the f/length of those guys.



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Posted 11 November 2021 - 11:32 PM

Just above 200x.. The focal length of the Mu 210 is 2415mm


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Posted 12 November 2021 - 05:54 AM

Mewlon-180C perched on Gyro-mini head on EQ5 tripod.

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 03:47 PM

Just above 200x.. The focal length of the Mu 210 is 2415mm

Do you miss tracking at that magnification?    I have always used driven mounts at that mag.

 

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 04:02 PM

Do you miss tracking at that magnification?    I have always used driven mounts at that mag.

 

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I'm using a go-to tracking mount with this scope.. Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G


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