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Old 16-11-2019, 06:41 PM
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Clear skies Wavy - the views through the beast will be inspiring for sure
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Old 17-11-2019, 07:09 PM
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Flash, get a towel...forget those little refractors, here's THE BEAST !
I'll own that one day ( in my dreams ) ...you can't keep it forever

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Old 19-11-2019, 09:47 AM
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Quiet evening at Mount Stromlo Observatory with my new Grab&Go outfit waiting for Darkness to arrive....

TMB-LZOS 152mm F7.9 @ 1200 by APM
+ Baader 2" ClickLock visual back
+ Baader Zeiss T2 BBHS Prism
+ Zeiss Binoviewer
+ LE & LOA eyepieces
+ Baader SkySurferV Finder
on AZ-EQ6GT mount & Tak TMT70300 tripod
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Old 20-11-2019, 11:52 AM
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but... get yourself a sharpie pen and blacken the interior - the scattered light from the inside of the tube is atrocious.
Wavy brought along his 10" to my place a couple of weeks ago, and we did a drag race with it an my 7" Intes Deluxe. The 10" really dwarfs the Intes.

Seeing was terrible, so a resolution comparison was not possible - but not as anticlimatic as one might think...

What it allowed us to do was look at another aspect - the image contrast measured by the sort of internal baffling of each scope.

The subject was the Moon. To make it an equal match, the same eyepiece was used, a modest 2" 38mm 70° - the same as the Orion Q70. The focal length of each scope is actually nearly identical as a tick under (Intes) or over (10") 3000mm, so any difference in magnification is insignificant and of no consequence.

The internals of the 10" Nick has posted a photo of, which is designed and manufactured by APM. The Intes has a series of internal baffles on the inside of the OTA (see pic - corrector plate removed to better show the baffle rings).

The difference was staggering!

The "Black" around the Moon in the Intes was washed out, like a very, very deep grey. The 10", the same image of the Moon, and the "Black" was decidedly BLACKER!

The contrast provided by the Intes say compared to my Meade SCT is markedly better. But this 10" Mak, it is a totally different beast. Both Nick and I were left astounded at the difference. Same EP, same magnification, totally different result.

Wavy's photo showing the internal structures of the 10" hide something special that only Matthias knows about. Looks are very deceiving!

Whatever Matthias has done to the internals of that scope, it is just staggering the degree of contrast that scope has!
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Old 14-12-2019, 10:18 PM
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I'm excited, Takahashi excited!

I'm excited because I took delivery of my first Takahashi yesterday, a TSA-102 which looks just beautiful.
Had trouble sleeping last night as feeling a little wound up. I expect to use this a lot as my quick grab for a quick look, particularly on week nights.

Waiting for clouds to clear.

cheers all
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I'm excited because I took delivery of my first Takahashi yesterday, a TSA-102 which looks just beautiful.
Had trouble sleeping last night as feeling a little wound up. I expect to use this a lot as my quick grab for a quick look, particularly on week nights.

Waiting for clouds to clear.

cheers all

Nice and so you should be excited it's a lovely scope and you'll have many a happy hour with it
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Old Yesterday, 01:12 PM
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Nice and so you should be excited it's a lovely scope and you'll have many a happy hour with it
thanks mate!
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Old Yesterday, 02:06 PM
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TSA 102 is a fantastic scope. I owned one for over ten years before trading it on a TSA 120. Highly recommended.
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Old Yesterday, 02:38 PM
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TSA 102 is a fantastic scope. I owned one for over ten years before trading it on a TSA 120. Highly recommended.
cheers. That's encouraging if you kept it for 10 years then upgraded to a larger Tak! Graham.P
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Old Yesterday, 04:36 PM
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Very nice score there Graham

As your probably aware these scopes were often used as benchmarks by reviewers to compare the optics of other telescopes and equipment so they’re held in very high regard. They don’t come up for sale very often here so if I were you, I’d be very excited to get one as well!

Enjoy!!!
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Old Yesterday, 06:41 PM
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Very nice score there Graham

As your probably aware these scopes were often used as benchmarks by reviewers to compare the optics of other telescopes and equipment so they’re held in very high regard. They don’t come up for sale very often here so if I were you, I’d be very excited to get one as well!

Enjoy!!!
Thanks mate, and it is exactly like an early Christmas present. I feel like a 10yo again! woohoo
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