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TS Optics 102ED FPL51 - Any info/reviews/users?

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Hi grjsk,

No, the alignment of the screws is not a problem, functionally. It just bugged me given the other issues I was having. If your focuser is OK then I'm sure the scope will perform fine!

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1 minute ago, parallaxerr said:

Hi grjsk,

No, the alignment of the screws is not a problem, functionally. It just bugged me given the other issues I was having. If your focuser is OK then I'm sure the scope will perform fine!

Thanks alot, that was the answer I was hoping for!

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On 17/02/2019 at 15:07, mikeDnight said:

Hi Jon,

Most of my observing is lunar and planetary, mostly because my site tends to be misty and not because I have no interest in dso's. Obviously, even if my site had really dark skies, a 4" scope will have limits with regard to light grasp. However, I've found by blocking out stray light from entering my eye from surrounding light sources by using a dark hood or blanket over my head and eyepiece,  I can attain a really good level of dark adaption. Rather than rushing from one dso to the next, I will spend some time observing each, even upto an hour depending on the intricacy or difficulty of the target. I think you'll find the 102ED to be a surprisingly good fuzzy finder. TeleVue designed one of the world's most popular 4" refractors as a visual rich field/deep sky scope, so if they ere not very good on dso targets, I think TeleVue would have dropped them decades ago.

I've attached a few dso sketches made from home on the outskirts of Burnley on the Lanc's/York's border. All sketches were made using a 100mm F7.4 apo. 

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Found them, nice sketches Mike.

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9 hours ago, Martin13 said:

Found them, nice sketches Mike.

I'm glad you found what you wanted Martin. I wasn't sure which thread you were looking for so I sent you a selection of sketches, in the hope I'd include the right ones. 

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On 22/02/2020 at 08:42, mikeDnight said:

I'm glad you found what you wanted Martin. I wasn't sure which thread you were looking for so I sent you a selection of sketches, in the hope I'd include the right ones. 

Very impressive Mike, certainly convinced my wife that it is a worthwhile investment. 

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