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marcus_z

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  1. On ‎07‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 06:46, nicoscy said:

    The slightly better color correction (the stark pure view of the TSA  Vs the slightly warmer view from the FC) is possibly not worth it.

    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.


  2. 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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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 👍.

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  3. 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)

     


  4. 3 hours ago, GavStar said:

    Mike,

    I got it from FLO as per the attached link (although the price has increased a fair bit!!)

    https://www.firstlightoptics.com/starlight-instruments-feather-touch-2inch-crayford-focusers/2-crayford-focuser-for-takahashi-fs60-and-fc76.html

    You need to ask FLO to get a slightly different adapter as follows (although Stu uses the fc76 adapter fine on his fc100dc but it has a different look)

    http://starlightinstruments.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=38_60&product_id=405

    another tip: get an additional 2" Riser so you don't need an extension tube for your focuser.

    e.g. http://starlightinstruments.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=44_64&product_id=137 or http://starlightinstruments.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=44_64&product_id=138

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  5. for sale:

    • Starlight Instruments A30-1903-1 Feather Touch Adapter M109x1 in very good condition - 135€ (approx. ~120GBP)
    • Starlight Instruments R30-2.25 - 3" Feather Touch Riser adds 2.25" (57mm) to Length of Base in very good condition - 129€ (approx. ~115GBP)

    international postage: 21€ (approx. ~19GBP)

    payment via bank transfer or paypal friends

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  6. For Sale:

    • TeleVue Nagler T6 5mm - 229€ (approx. ~204GBP)
    • 2x TeleVue Nagler T6 7mm - each for 229€ (approx. ~204GBP)
    • TeleVue Nagler T6 13mm - 229€ (approx. ~204GBP)
    • Takahashi HI-LE 2.8mm - 275€ (approx. ~245GBP)

    all eyepieces in very good condition

    international postage: 21€ (approx. ~19GBP)

    payment via bank transfer or paypal friends

     

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  7. For sale:

    • one of two Feather Touch Lightweight Focusers - you choose silver / black - 499€ (approx. ~446 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)

    international postage t.b.d.

    payment via bank transfer or paypal friends

     

     

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