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What did the postman bring?

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Well, the good post person visited today and delivered a new family member, brand new and boxed.
Nice and far lighter than I expected although I had the specification and read 25585's write up about his version.
This is the second 2" eyepiece I have ever owned, had the 28mm Sky-Watcher with my ED100, thought that was big,
but no this is a little bigger and very nice build quality.
I even like the eye lens cover (cup) 25585!

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Here it is with the rest of the family,
some further additions may be added as funds and availability allows.

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14 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Well, the good post person visited today and delivered a new family member, brand new and boxed.
Nice and far lighter than I expected although I had the specification and read 25585's write up about his version.
This is the second 2" eyepiece I have ever owned, had the 28mm Sky-Watcher with my ED100, thought that was big,
but no this is a little bigger and very nice build quality.
I even like the eye lens cover (cup) 25585!

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Here it is with the rest of the family,
some further additions may be added as funds and availability allows.

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That is turning into a very nice family Alan! Congratulations👍

Dave

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10 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Well, the good post person visited today and delivered a new family member, brand new and boxed.
Nice and far lighter than I expected although I had the specification and read 25585's write up about his version.
This is the second 2" eyepiece I have ever owned, had the 28mm Sky-Watcher with my ED100, thought that was big,
but no this is a little bigger and very nice build quality.
I even like the eye lens cover (cup) 25585!

IMG_3139.thumb.JPG.c39b4d19a3ba0b12296df859eb419447.JPG

Here it is with the rest of the family,
some further additions may be added as funds and availability allows.

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Very pleased for you Alan :) :headbang:

Now there is that 42mm FLO is selling, but a bit more expensive. 17mm is a good one, to seek out & buy next. 

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1 hour ago, Alan White said:

Well, the good post person visited today and delivered a new family member, brand new and boxed.
Nice and far lighter than I expected although I had the specification and read 25585's write up about his version.
This is the second 2" eyepiece I have ever owned, had the 28mm Sky-Watcher with my ED100, thought that was big,
but no this is a little bigger and very nice build quality.
I even like the eye lens cover (cup) 25585!

IMG_3139.thumb.JPG.c39b4d19a3ba0b12296df859eb419447.JPG

Here it is with the rest of the family,
some further additions may be added as funds and availability allows.

IMG_3140.thumb.JPG.a6f3e1c2b4daa92c96899e0536c44ca6.JPG
 

Hard to beat Vixen lanthanum glass, nice collection!

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11 hours ago, Alan White said:

Well, the good post person visited today and delivered a new family member, brand new and boxed.
Nice and far lighter than I expected although I had the specification and read 25585's write up about his version.
This is the second 2" eyepiece I have ever owned, had the 28mm Sky-Watcher with my ED100, thought that was big,
but no this is a little bigger and very nice build quality.
I even like the eye lens cover (cup) 25585!

IMG_3139.thumb.JPG.c39b4d19a3ba0b12296df859eb419447.JPG

Here it is with the rest of the family,
some further additions may be added as funds and availability allows.

IMG_3140.thumb.JPG.a6f3e1c2b4daa92c96899e0536c44ca6.JPG
 

I'm not drooling. 

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On 16/05/2018 at 21:35, Lockie said:

I received a Takahashi box too! Finally joined the club 🙆😀

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You managed to get it then. Thanks for taking away my temptation 

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FCUSB to go with my motofocus.

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Not sure how good this combination will be at giving 100% auto-focus but I thought it was worth a bash.

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I’m sure it will assist with remote focus control.

I use it on all my scopes. Works well.

 

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Just delivered a LensCoat Hoodie Lens Cap (XX Large) - Black. This is to use on my Tak FS102 when I need to cover it during an observing run. The standard Tak "manhole" cover is wonderful, but it's a bit heavy, so upsets the balance. The LensCoat weighs almost nothing. And is so much nicer looking than the Telegizmos cover I have been using, which is a really tacky, if not downright ugly, piece of kit.

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17 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

Just delivered a LensCoat Hoodie Lens Cap (XX Large) - Black. This is to use on my Tak FS102 when I need to cover it during an observing run. The standard Tak "manhole" cover is wonderful, but it's a bit heavy, so upsets the balance. The LensCoat weighs almost nothing. And is so much nicer looking than the Telegizmos cover I have been using, which is a really tacky, if not downright ugly, piece of kit.

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Hmm. I like the TG cover for its greater depth. Also would be extra protection for the whole hood when carrying. Where can you buy one, as my FC would appreciate it ☺?

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9 minutes ago, 25585 said:

Hmm. I like the TG cover for its greater depth. Also would be extra protection for the whole hood when carrying. Where can you buy one, as my FC would appreciate it ☺?

I am not completely dismissing the Telegizmos hood - it has the advantage of being waterproof and longer. It's just that it's aesthetically challenged. Also the draw string doesn't really hold it tight, so there is a chance it could come off. I bought it from FLO.

I bought the LensCoat Hoodie from Wex.

You mentioned extra protection when carrying. I think the LensCoat would afford more protection from a bump and the material is thicker and there is a nice semi-rigid insert made from some high density foam plastic (which is removable) at the base, which would give bump protection to the end of the Tak's dew cap. However, knowing your keenness not to take chances when protecting your telescopes, you could always use both :happy7:

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2 hours ago, JeremyS said:

I am not completely dismissing the Telegizmos hood - it has the advantage of being waterproof and longer. It's just that it's aesthetically challenged. Also the draw string doesn't really hold it tight, so there is a chance it could come off. I bought it from FLO.

I bought the LensCoat Hoodie from Wex.

You mentioned extra protection when carrying. I think the LensCoat would afford more protection from a bump and the material is thicker and there is a nice semi-rigid insert made from some high density foam plastic (which is removable) at the base, which would give bump protection to the end of the Tak's dew cap. However, knowing your keenness not to take chances when protecting your telescopes, you could always use both :happy7:

I confess that I do love my FS128s Manhole Cover..and such a snug fit!😁😁

Dave

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1 hour ago, F15Rules said:

I confess that I do love my FS128s Manhole Cover..and such a snug fit!😁😁

Dave

I love mine too, Dave (especially in Tak green). Shall we start a "Show us your Tak Manhole Cover" thread? 😀

Meanwhile this is specially for you, Dave:

 

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Oh yes please, let’s have a Tak love in and show each part piece by piece. 

I think one of you should start at the front end and show each glass element one at a time 😂

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WARNING - THIS POST DOES NOT CONTAIN TAKAHASHI

Filling in the gaps in my ES line-up of EP's :)

82° 4.7mm, 68° 24mm & 62° 32mm

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23 minutes ago, parallaxerr said:

WARNING - THIS POST DOES NOT CONTAIN TAKAHASHI

Filling in the gaps in my ES line-up of EP's :)

82° 4.7mm, 68° 24mm & 62° 32mm

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Nice. It would be good to hear what you make of the 62° line once you've had a chance to test them. I don't think we've had many (any?) reports so far. 

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35 minutes ago, parallaxerr said:

WARNING - THIS POST DOES NOT CONTAIN TAKAHASHI

Filling in the gaps in my ES line-up of EP's :)

82° 4.7mm, 68° 24mm & 62° 32mm

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😂How are you supposed to be able to see through the lens with the logo on them. 

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A Celestron NexStar SE GOTO mount and tripod. (Thanks Chris).   😀

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1 hour ago, Ricochet said:

Nice. It would be good to hear what you make of the 62° line once you've had a chance to test them. I don't think we've had many (any?) reports so far. 

I will report on the 62°. Searched high and low for reviews but like you say, none around. 

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1 hour ago, parallaxerr said:

WARNING - THIS POST DOES NOT CONTAIN TAKAHASHI

Filling in the gaps in my ES line-up of EP's :)

82° 4.7mm, 68° 24mm & 62° 32mm

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Very nice. Good to complete sets.

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Today I received a set of binoviewers. Now I only need some clear sky to see if I can get them to work. Be prepared for questions folks.

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Congratulations John.

I used a WO binoviewer for a few years and they are really excellent, particularly with the 20mm  66 deg eyepieces supplied with the kit.

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Thanks. Now all I have to do is what other eps to pair.

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2 minutes ago, laudropb said:

Thanks. Now all I have to do is what other eps to pair.

That's right ,so , years of fun ahead😀

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