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Old 12-07-2017, 05:02 PM
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Even more remarkable Suavi on a scope under US$400 but consequently my expectations aren't that grand...I sold my full frame a while back to focus more on smaller chips less demanding of glass...I became a little disillusioned with the behaviour not inexpensive DSLR lenses
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Old 20-07-2017, 11:32 AM
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I was trying to wait till the arrival of my FOA-60 to post this but the FOA is still 'in transit' so here is my 60th birthday present "From Me to Me with Love"

The beautiful TEC Maksutov-Cassegrain 202mm F15.5 now with new 'Kunama' carbon fibre handles to safely carry her about.....

Thanks to Mark for keeping this aside for me until I could pick it up, and to Yuri Petrunin for fast replies to my enquiries, supplying information about this scope, it is now safely at home in Canberra ready for 'first light' later this week....
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Old 20-07-2017, 11:38 AM
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Just perfect Matt. Makes me want another Mak!

Oh, Wavy, care to sell that 180?
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Old 20-07-2017, 12:07 PM
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A beautiful telescope Matt, Happy Birthday indeed
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Old 20-07-2017, 12:17 PM
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I was trying to wait till the arrival of my FOA-60 to post this but the FOA is still 'in transit' so here is my 60th birthday present "From Me to Me with Love"

The beautiful TEC Maksutov-Cassegrain 202mm F15.5 now with new 'Kunama' carbon fibre handles to safely carry her about.....

Thanks to Mark for keeping this aside for me until I could pick it up, and to Yuri Petrunin for fast replies to my enquiries, supplying information about this scope, it is now safely at home in Canberra ready for 'first light' later this week....


Stoked my old scope has gone to a loving new home!!
Matt you will love the views!
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Old 20-07-2017, 12:23 PM
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He's a proud Papa Mark Was grinning like a Cheshire Cat showing me pictures of it this morning - hope to use it soon

Funny we both said we would not buy Yank scopes, and look what we both did LOL. I am Tak-less as of this Saturday, but Matt retains ONE
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Old 20-07-2017, 01:10 PM
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I was trying to wait till the arrival of my FOA-60 to post this but the FOA is still 'in transit' so here is my 60th birthday present "From Me to Me with Love"

The beautiful TEC Maksutov-Cassegrain 202mm F15.5 now with new 'Kunama' carbon fibre handles to safely carry her about.....

Thanks to Mark for keeping this aside for me until I could pick it up, and to Yuri Petrunin for fast replies to my enquiries, supplying information about this scope, it is now safely at home in Canberra ready for 'first light' later this week....
Gee, that looks nice... awesome views I'll bet

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Old 20-07-2017, 01:44 PM
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I'll show you mine now ....

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Old 20-07-2017, 02:23 PM
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I'll show you mine now ....

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Nice one Col when did you get that?
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Old 20-07-2017, 02:27 PM
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Nice one Col when did you get that?
About 4 months ago, I found it on my front verandah in a big box.
It had my name on it, so I figured I'd keep it.

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Old 20-07-2017, 02:37 PM
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About 4 months ago, I found it on my front verandah in a big box.
It had my name on it, so I figured I'd keep it.

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Fair enough, if they wanted it they shouldn't have left it outside your house !!!

Jennifer asked me if I wanted a big party for my 60th..... I asked how much she intended to spend on the party....... when she told me the $$$ I said "NO !!" to the party and sent the money to Mark for the TEC instead
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Old 20-07-2017, 02:59 PM
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Fair enough, if they wanted it they shouldn't have left it outside your house !!!

Jennifer asked me if I wanted a big party for my 60th..... I asked how much she intended to spend on the party....... when she told me the $$$ I said "NO !!" to the party and sent the money to Mark for the TEC instead
A bit of ' covert ' maneuvering of funds eh ....!!

I must try that .. I'm 62 in Sept' ...thanks for the ' tip '

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Old 20-07-2017, 03:17 PM
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A bit of ' covert ' maneuvering of funds eh ....!!

I must try that .. I'm 62 in Sept' ...thanks for the ' tip '

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Mine's 7 days before you, and 18 years younger, so get in line Pops
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Old 21-07-2017, 04:53 PM
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Over mounted much
So over mounted that I've had to stack multiple 14" Losmandy plates together to get purely for added weight and to get the camera further away for greater torque!

Need a shorter counter weight shaft!
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Old 21-07-2017, 05:20 PM
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Should counterbalance it with another DSLR on the CW shaft Colin - dual imaging into the bargain. Seen it done a few times.
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Old 21-07-2017, 05:57 PM
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Should counterbalance it with another DSLR on the CW shaft Colin - dual imaging into the bargain. Seen it done a few times.
It isn't a silly suggestion but that still requires a shorter counter weight shaft
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Old 21-07-2017, 06:08 PM
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Hmm, or a bit of lateral thinking AKA as camera shelf for a CW bar, ala, voila, ipso facto and here it is: http://myastroshop.com.au/products/d...p?id=MAS-029G7

TADA. See - already been thunked of
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Old 21-07-2017, 06:59 PM
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Hmm, or a bit of lateral thinking AKA as camera shelf for a CW bar, ala, voila, ipso facto and here it is: http://myastroshop.com.au/products/d...p?id=MAS-029G7

TADA. See - already been thunked of
That would work really well with my EQ6 where the CW Shaft rotates with the rest of the mount!
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Old 21-07-2017, 07:07 PM
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Or you could manually adjust it for Dec lol. Lazy bum
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That may require rebalancing or adjusting the PID parameters
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