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Old 12-01-2018, 09:39 AM
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Tak FS-78 - Thoughts?

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What are your thoughts on the takahashi FS-78 for a visual grab and go and a widefield imaging scope (+ sky 90 reducer)? I havent seen many images taken with a FS-78.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:22 AM
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Superb!

The images jjjnettie made with her FS-78 (which became MY FS-78) were VERY nice.

Get the FS flattener/reducer, not the Sky 90. You definitely need to flatten.

Wonderful scopes.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:45 AM
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Get the FS flattener/reducer, not the Sky 90. You definitely need to flatten.
There is a dedicated flattener/reducer? only one i can find is one for sky 90,fs78 and fs-60c
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G'day Logan, you mention grab and go. Depending on your other circumstances, you may want to consider an FC76 DC, perhaps even the split tube version. A weight saving of 40% on the OTA and suited for carry on luggage if you did want to take it on a flight. Fluorite element at rear so better protected. Not sure if this is of interest, but I am sure the FS78 is a superb instrument. Just a little hefty for a 3" by today's standards.
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G'day Logan, you mention grab and go. Depending on your other circumstances, you may want to consider an FC76 DC, perhaps even the split tube version. A weight saving of 40% on the OTA and suited for carry on luggage if you did want to take it on a flight. Fluorite element at rear so better protected. Not sure if this is of interest, but I am sure the FS78 is a superb instrument. Just a little hefty for a 3" by today's standards.
Thanks but i think the 78 is fine
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There is a dedicated flattener/reducer? only one i can find is one for sky 90,fs78 and fs-60c
Yes there is, but you need to find it. The reducer/flattener has been out of production just as long as the FS78 itself.
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