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  #1941  
Old 24-04-2018, 02:28 PM
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I've tried the Vixen APZ out with different scopes.
The lightweight tripod it comes with is good for the William Optics 66 but my NP101is is too heavy for the TL130 tripod - takes a few seconds to settle with legs extended.

The NP weighs about 13 pounds plus diagonal and eyepiece, so about 15 or 16 pounds total.

The NP does ride well on the APZ mount with HAL130 tripod - settles in about one second with legs fully extended.
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Old 26-04-2018, 04:10 PM
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I'm enjoying this Scope .... WO TMB 110mm Triplet.

Col....
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Old 26-04-2018, 06:44 PM
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Nice Flash ! , is it ' Bino ' friendly ? looks a little like it is .

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I'm enjoying this Scope .... 110mm Triplet.

Col....
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Old 26-04-2018, 06:47 PM
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Nice Flash ! , is it ' Bino ' friendly ? looks a little like it is .

Btian.
Yes .... all I got to do now is get some 'Bino's ' ( again )

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Old 26-04-2018, 07:08 PM
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Know that feeling so well ,,,, this scope would be awesome in bino mode .

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Old 26-04-2018, 07:12 PM
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Very nice set up ! .

I knew an older amateur astronomer years ago who did spectograghy and really did some serious work for the professionals , sadly passed now .

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Got my new scope and mount now slowly adding the accessories.

Celestron Edge HD 9.25
Celestron CGX Mount and tripod to suit
Celestron ILLUMINATED RIGHT ANGLE CORRECT IMAGE FINDERSCOPE
Kendrick Dew Heater and Controller
Dew Shield
Additional Dovetail for accessories
Losmandy Camera mount
Losmandy DVA front dovetail balance weight
Televue eyepieces various
Celestron eyepieces various
Colour Filters various to suit
Celestron DSLR Camera adapter

Planning on using my Nikon DSLR on the rear of the scope for some imaging for a while and the Nikon P900 on the top dovetail for alternate views. Planning on a Faststar adapter in the not too distant future with a new dedicated camera (ZWO Atick SBIG) still doing my research on those.

In the meantime everything is connected to my notebook and all of the driving is done with Stellarium.

I'm looking at getting a Lhires III spectrograph to do some alternate observations. does anyone have any experience in spectography?
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Old 28-04-2018, 07:25 AM
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Finally arrived ...

... but yet not finally installed where they belong to

About 3 weeks my two CEM 120EC2 arrived but still testing them and waiting for custom made plates and accessories

Here mounted with a tandem setup (test setup only)

as well as a comparison to one of the G11 which will be replaced by the CEM 120EC2

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Old 09-05-2018, 07:34 PM
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Finally got the little scope I’ve been after ,My first Tak to see what all the fuss is about and now I really understand ,Takahashi FS60CB,Fantastic widefield scope and razor sharp with some magic I can’t quite put my finger on,Swarovski Zoom ,ES 20,14 100 deg come into focus no problem and the focuser doesn’t break into a sweat with the 2 ES eyepieces at zenith,Have not tried it with the 1.7x module yet and looking forward to that......
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Fully loaded

Added the 102 on top and absolutely no issue wish I had done it earlier.
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Looks like 1 beefy mount Rainer.
Makes the g11 look small.
I see you have some lovely Taks and jacaranda's as well!
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Old 25-05-2018, 07:56 PM
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Finally got the little scope Iíve been after ,My first Tak to see what all the fuss is about and now I really understand ,Takahashi FS60CB,Fantastic widefield scope and razor sharp with some magic I canít quite put my finger on,Swarovski Zoom ,ES 20,14 100 deg come into focus no problem and the focuser doesnít break into a sweat with the 2 ES eyepieces at zenith,Have not tried it with the 1.7x module yet and looking forward to that......

Andrew ...very nice looking Scope.
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Old 25-05-2018, 09:26 PM
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Thanks Col it punches well above its weight and just bought the 1.6x extender to go with the 1.7x so you have f5.9 up to f16 in this little scope ,been lucky as i have all the necessary adapters to do the job but must say Takahashi make it so complex on that front but has been well worth the hassle and the mount and tripod i got from you are excellent and will stay with me until i'm 6 foot under
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Old 26-05-2018, 09:35 AM
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Had the NP101 and FC100 out last night to compare the views and it wasn't much help in deciding which one to keep in the long term. Star tests were very similar, even to the point of both patterns being a little cleaner inside focus. The most noticeable difference was less precise focusing needed at f/7.4 vs f/5.4. Both gorgeous scopes, especially once the FT focuser goes on the FC.
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Old 26-05-2018, 09:53 AM
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Finally made a pier and mounted my rig, even in badly light polluted melbourne, now if the weather will comply.....
Remove scope remove mount lock it all up and cover the pier.
Pier was a discarded metal road bollard I faithfully restored, barely any nay no vibration when it's all mounted so happy with the result

Also have the Orion ed80 for widefield which I am currently making a side by side saddle
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Finally got the little scope Iíve been after ,My first Tak to see what all the fuss is about and now I really understand ,Takahashi FS60CB,Fantastic widefield scope and razor sharp with some magic I canít quite put my finger on,Swarovski Zoom ,ES 20,14 100 deg come into focus no problem and the focuser doesnít break into a sweat with the 2 ES eyepieces at zenith,Have not tried it with the 1.7x module yet and looking forward to that......
Nice little scope Andrew
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Old 26-05-2018, 09:14 PM
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Very happy with it Matt ,Optically superb and will have to be careful that i don't fully catch Takahashiitis as it's an illness i cannot afford to treat...
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Old 26-05-2018, 10:11 PM
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Very happy with it Matt ,Optically superb and will have to be careful that i don't fully catch Takahashiitis as it's an illness i cannot afford to treat...


Great scope by the way ;-)
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There you go David you have the symptoms that Iím worried about......🔭




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Old 27-05-2018, 05:25 AM
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Hi David,

Nice scopes.
Is that a fluorite FSQ you have there in the back?
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Old 27-05-2018, 06:56 AM
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Hi David,

Nice scopes.
Is that a fluorite FSQ you have there in the back?
Hi Darren
Yes it is. From back to front, thatís an FSQ106N, a 76DC with the 1.7 CX Module attached and the cause of the malady, the FS60.
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