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AndyH

Tal 8" refractor pics !!

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Oh. My. God.

That's a beast.

Made for the Novosibirsk City Planetarium, to the customers specs, including electric focuser and ocular turret.

APO 200 mm F9. Doublet OK4-OF6.

Two OTA's were made.

The mount shown was just there to hold the ota. A massive one was(or is being) made.

Awesome.

:)

Andy.

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To visualise the size, imagine 4 or 5 Tal 200K's end to end........wow.

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Nice though all the same....would love a look through

it.

Good find Andy.

Kathleen

Edited by SpookyKatt

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Mmm a thing of beauty :)

I have a real soft spot for refractors, not that I imagine ever owning one this big... Maybe one day!

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What a beast !

Looks pretty much like a scaled up TAL100R - almost the same proportions.

I've owned a few 6" F/8 refractors and they were hefty enough - an 8" is going to need quite a mount.

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I find it impossible to get excited or appreciate scopes that are too big for me to handle/transport.

That's just me. They dont float my boat.

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OTA length - 2045mm long

OTA weight - 30kg

Mount weight - 48kg(not incl 20kg c/weights)

:)

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That frac is just stunning, im getting so niggled that TAL make all this wonderful astro kit and we in the uk dont get a look in, when i win the lotto im going to set up a tal dealer ship and import these products, so we can finally get a look in

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That frac is just stunning, im getting so niggled that TAL make all this wonderful astro kit and we in the uk dont get a look in, when i win the lotto im going to set up a tal dealer ship and import these products, so we can finally get a look in

Mirrors my thoughts.

I asked my dad if we had any uber wealthy relations. Sadly not:evil6:

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Only problem would be, you wouldn't want to sell anything.......

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I think that big refractors are even more exciting than big dobs :)

Blimey, never thought I'd say that :)

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Only problem would be, you wouldn't want to sell anything.......

Andy you`re getting to know me so well:eek:

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Just noticed the counterweight system slung under the OTA.

Now that's a good idea, I would not fancy having to keep moving this beasts dovetail bar up and down the mount to rebalance :)

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Just noticed the counterweight system slung under the OTA.

Now that's a good idea, I would not fancy having to keep moving this beasts dovetail bar up and down the mount to rebalance :)

:)

You've just put amusing images in my head now...

:)

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Only problem would be, you wouldn't want to sell anything.......

hmm, maybe it would be best to get auntie FLO to look after them

:)

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Thanks Nick! I had been meaning to get one of these so I can balance my 35mm Panoptic with my T6 Naglers and Orthos when using the Giro III which is a very free moving Alt/Az mount.

Currently I have to move the dovetail along the saddle which means I probably use it less often than I should due to the hassle. :icon_confused:

Now that you have reminded me I have just placed an order with Telescope House for the equaliser :rolleyes:

Edited by MjrTom

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To visualise the size, imagine 4 or 5 Tal 200K's end to end........wow.

Is the finder scope a tal 100r:evil6:

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