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Thanks to our friends at @FLO, I can now introduce you to Tessa, the Takahashi TSA 120. She was delivered this afternoon and weighed in at 5.7 kg. She's 28-inches tall.

Her Tak tube ring and 7 x 50 finder will arrive another time, so she's kitted out with temporary tube rings and a Tak 7 x 50 finder from another scope.

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Thanks to our friends at @FLO, I can now introduce you to Tessa, the Takahashi TSA 120. She was delivered this afternoon and weighed in at 5.7 kg. She's 28-inches tall. Her Tak tube ring and 7 x

I thought the best deserved at least half decent diagonal, so I can use 2-inch eyepieces as well as 1.25-inches. @FLO came up trumps with the Baader BBHS mirror diagonal

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 Thats a lovely looking scope. I can only dream :)

Will the T2 diagonal go all the way into the focuser tube? i had to add a spacer on a different scope using clicklocks on diagonal and focuser tube as they touched.

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20 minutes ago, andrew s said:

So how many Taks do you have now? Group photo?

Not sure I want to admit to that.

Well, it's not that many. Five. Approximately. Including Tessa.

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17 minutes ago, omo said:

Will the T2 diagonal go all the way into the focuser tube? i had to add a spacer on a different scope using clicklocks on diagonal and focuser tube as they touched.

I wondered about that. I've only tried to focus on a not too distant tree and a 1.25 inch eyepiece reaches focus in this configuration.

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But I'll need to check with a star.

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40 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

 

Well, lifetime refractor anyway 🙂

How Many times have you used that one Jeremy?  And does she fall for it every time??

I think its wearing thin with my wife, but I might give it one more go in the future. 😁

She's certainly a beautiful scope, but you do know that green finder bracket will drive you bonkers on the blue focuser!

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9 minutes ago, mikeDnight said:

How Many times have you used that one Jeremy?  And does she fall for it every time??

I think its wearing thin with my wife, but I might give it one more go in the future. 😁

She's certainly a beautiful scope, but you do know that green finder bracket will drive you bonkers on the blue focuser!

Wearing thin here too, Mike 😞

Don't worry about the finder bracket colour. The green one I'm using at present is from one of my other Taks (green vintage). I have a baby blue one on order.

I suppose it should really be pink since she's called Tessa. But that would be gender stereotyping, so I'll steer clear.

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Great scope Jeremy, I had one many years ago in a time of plenty.  I have a SW 120ED now. I might just ask Mike if he's got any Tak touch-up paint and I can give mine a paint job and pretend it's a Tak.  😄

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3 minutes ago, Stu said:

Oh yummy! Wasn’t expecting a 120!! You are going to have fun with that 👍👍

I hope so, Stu. All I need is some clear sky!

One of the reasons for getting it now is to observe Mars this year.

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Its clear here currently - against the forecast as well !

Hope you have something similar Jeremy.

The Moon and Venus look superb with my 130m triplet just now.

 

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Just now, mikeDnight said:

Not sure what its like in Cheshire just down the road, but its as cloudy as cloudy gets here in Lanc's. And we know who's to blame for that, dont we! 😠

It's as cloudy as a cloudy thing here now, Mike.

Sorry 😞

 

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