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Piero

Tak FC-100 - a few questions :)

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3 hours ago, Cjg said:

Congrats Piero,

Of course your incoming beauty explains all the cloud we are experiencing here in the East ? Look forward to reading your first light report.

Chris

Thank you Chris!

LOL.. i was thinking exactly about this yesterday... The problem is... I still need to buy a few other things! :hiding:

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13 hours ago, garryblueboy said:

Nice one don't think you will be disappointed 

Thanks Garry! :)

I really doubt I will! 

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Okay, the mount is sorted. I pressed the button for a black AOKswiss AYO II. :icon_biggrin:

Now, tripod to choose... :icon_rolleyes:

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Attached is a photo of my preferred focuser setup. But as per previous comments all options are rather good!!

 

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25 minutes ago, GavStar said:

Attached is a photo of my preferred focuser setup. But as per previous comments all options are rather good!!

 

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Superb! :)

Out of curiosity, is that a 2" BBHS? :D 

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11 minutes ago, Piero said:

Superb! :)

Out of curiosity, is that a 2" BBHS? :D 

Indeed it is!

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18 minutes ago, GavStar said:

Indeed it is!

Nice! Mirror or prism? :D 

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Which FT adaptor is that Gavin? Looks very different to mine?

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Mirror. I was dissuaded from getting the larger 2 inch prism by reports (bill p's first diagonal comparison) that it has some observable ca whereas the smaller t2 did not show this. I have the t2 bbhs prism but like the 2 inch mirror bbhs since it allows me to use my 21mm ethos to its fullest extent.

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2 minutes ago, Stu said:

Which FT adaptor is that Gavin? Looks very different to mine?

Stu, I was just thinking that when I saw pictures of your scope earlier today.

I had to make a special request from flo for it to get it direct from starlight instruments. 

Link from starlight is attached

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

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There is another possibility that I've installed it incorrectly!! Maybe next Walton meeting we can compare and check I haven't done anything silly...

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13 minutes ago, GavStar said:

Stu, I was just thinking that when I saw pictures of your scope earlier today.

I had to make a special request from flo for it to get it direct from starlight instruments. 

Link from starlight is attached

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

Ahh, now I remember. Mine is the A20-302 which was originally for the FS60C and FC76DC but it also fits the 100. The one you have looks neater and nicely profiled but in some ways I like seeing the original silver trim as with mine. Both do the job though so no problems :) 

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The Tak arrived today! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

And the finish is superb! 

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Lovely job Piero. I think you are going to like it ;) 

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So, now I have to seriously think about the mount! :D 

 

My photo tripod is really at the limit...

The AYO II will arrive within 6 months..

Potential solutions so far:

1.  add to extra screws to safely attach the dovetail to the Tak clamshell and use the photo tripod. 

2.  like 1, but get a proper tripod, so that the current head works on a sturdier base. (Eventually I have to get a tripod anyway). 

3.  get a proper tripod and a temporary AZ5 to be sold after the AYOII arrives.

4.  get a complete AZ4/AZ5 and resell it after the AYOII arrives. Get a proper tripod then. 

5.  .....

mm.. :happy3:

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Very nice Piero :icon_biggrin:

Tak know how to pack a scope too !

6 months is a long time to wait to be able to see what the scope can really do. Worth sorting a decent interim mount / tripod I reckon.

 

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1 minute ago, John said:

Very nice Piero :icon_biggrin:

Tak know how to pack a scope too !

6 months is a long time to wait to be able to see what the scope can really do. Worth sorting a decent interim mount / tripod I reckon.

 

I think you are right. :) 

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AZ5 looks like quite a decent temporary option

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Just spotted an ABS ads for an AZ4 with steel tripod by a SGL member! That could be a nice solution for now!  :) 

Hopefully it is still available!  :thumbright:

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Wow, that was luck! The new baby, who is now sleeping after the long travel, will soon observe sitting on an AZ4! Thanks Chris! :rolleyes:

 

p.s. just being promoted to Brown Dwarf! :headbang:

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Thanks Everyone!

Difficult to forecast the next clear night, after all these purchases now! LOL!

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4 hours ago, Piero said:

Difficult to forecast the next clear night, after all these purchases now! LOL!

As long as the scope is still within warranty, you are OK ! (it has been really rotten lately here :clouds2:)

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