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Tasco 99VR - Pics and impressions

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#26 Jae

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:43 AM

There are other differences. 99VR and 999VR were not entirely Vixen and checkout the baffle sizes on the 99VR here:

http://www.astromart...ified_id=474616

9VR is Vixen and the baffles here:

http://www.astromart...ified_id=472029


More to come but the 9VR is not stopped down as much, hence a brighter image but has more field curvature. 999VR which I have is very sharp but you remove the baffle and it goes blurry on you.

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#27 Robert Provin

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:40 PM


Hey Robert, are you going to use it as a guide scope on one of your long focus refractors?

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG


Hi Mike,
I'm toying with the idea of using it as a finder and if not that, just another telescope toy, which one can't have too many! :jump:

#28 Glassthrower

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:25 PM

The optics are quite sharp. I think it would make an excellent finder if you can find a nice low power .965" ep w/crosshair, or get the Vixen 1.25" visual back.

You could even paint it a proper white! :)

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:59 AM

You could even paint it a proper white! :)

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MikeG

Yes, either white or green! :roflmao:

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:37 AM

Not that I have anything against RED, but white just seems (to me) the more dignified color for a refractor. ;)

No offense to GREEN Sears scopes, BLUE Sky Chiefs, RED Tascos, ORANGE Celestrons, or any other brightly colored optical instrument. :)

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG


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