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Everything posted by marcus_z

  1. Intercon Spacetec has it: https://www.intercon-spacetec.de/zubehoer/schutz-und-verpackung/deckel/3176-aussendeckel-d38-takahashi-le-.html
  2. Hi Uli, if you are confident, that you can sell the TSA-102 for the price you pay, then go for it! ? You should be aware of the higher mount requirements though.
  3. Hi Uli, let's do our comparison again with two driven mounts ?. Since you are most interested in deep sky observation, the Borg 107FL might be interesting for you as well... Clear skies, Marcus I can also put the DC on the less stable Advanced Polaris ?
  4. Price reduction: 2x 7mm Nagler - each for 219€ (~approx. 190GBP)
  5. In the meantime I have the T-POD 130. So this ad can be closed ?
  6. Thank you for your suggestion. Cleaning both Hi-Les did not change the situation.
  7. Yesterday night I observed the moon with my HI-LE 3.6mm. I have two of them and compared these two concerning halos/ghosting. Indeed, they both exhibited halos on the almost full moon, but one has shown a much stronger halo than the other! I have no clue why they differ so much. Then I compared the better of the two HI-LEs to the HR 3.4. I tend to say that the HI-LE appeared a bit sharper and a tiny bit cooler, but the difference in sharpness might also result from the longer focal length. The HR is a bit more comfortable due to its longer eye relief. Mike if your HI-LE was as bad as my worse HI-LE, then I can totally understand why you gave it away. I wonder If the halos in my HI-LEs are due to condensation inside the eyepiece? I will try to store them in a more dry environment and check the halos sometime again.
  8. Has anybody here compared the Vixen HR 3.4 to a Hi-Le 3.6? I have tried to compare those two eyepieces, but have not yet come to a final conclusion. My first impression is that the Hi-Le has a cooler tone and more sharpness...
  9. Have you compared the two scopes directly? I have to admit, that I have not, but I find my FCs have a rather cooler tone compared to other scopes. I never considered them to have a warm tone. The TSA however impresses with snow-white out-of focus star images.
  10. Sorry, in the meantime the focuser and adapter have been sold.
  11. Originally I wanted to build a binoscope with two DCs. Since I ran into trouble finding wide-angle bino-friendly eyepieces for this aperture ratio I changed my mind and want to sell the scope which is in better condition, i.e. as good as new. The other scope is a keeper ?.
  12. The TSA had to leave because I don't need so many scopes. It is (slightly) better corrected than the DL, but I had two reasons why I sold it: The tiny bit of better correction is not worth the heavier weight, which results in a larger mount, more counterweights, and finally a heavier setup. If I want to see "more" I can still take a larger scope, with higher resolution and about the same weight of the full setup. Right now I have two DCs and a DL. My plan was to build a binoscope with the DCs, but the more I did my research for appropriate eyepieces, the more I realized, that the aperture ratio is not high enough to find wide-angle, bino-friendly eyepieces for large exit pupils. So that's why I want to sell one of the DCs. The other two scopes, DC and DL, are keepers ?.
  13. I have done that ?. I owned a DC, DL und the TSA and sold the TSA to thin the heard.
  14. I suggest you take a peek through a FC-100DF and FC-100DL before you decide which way to go. Both scopes are much lighter than the TSA-102, which feels like a tractor when you compare weights.
  15. Price update: one of two Feather Touch Lightweight Focusers - you choose - silver for 450€ / black for 435€ (approx. ~400/385 GBP) Starlight Instruments A20-304 - 2" Adapter für Takahashi FS-78, FSQ-85, FC-100D - 125€ (approx. ~111GBP) Starlight Instruments R20-1.4 - 2“ Riser 2.0" Diameter adds 1.4" (35,6mm) to Length of Base - 65€ (approx. ~58GBP)
  16. Hi, whould you sell the T-POD 110 separately? Could you ship it to Germany at my cost? Best regards, Marcus
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