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Old 09-03-2019, 12:29 PM
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Yes I have the Carbon Fibre version of this scope , very nice telescopes that perform really well .

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My equipment:

Camera bag, Telescope ED110, Canon 85mm 1.8 (in pouch), filters for AP, binoculars 16x56, Canon EOS 6, box with eyepieces and other visual stuff, box for other AP stuff, tripod + Vixen SP mount.

And all this crap I took to Australia.....
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:35 PM
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Ed100

Hi all , just thought I would show off my latest refractor , its a Saxon ED100 that I got here for just over $300 .

It was missing a Focuser , Rings and diagonal but never to worry as i have all these parts in my box of bits so here it is completed sitting on the Mizar mount all on a Celestron 2 inch s/s tripod .

Looks rather handsome don't you think ? and its very solid , but it's raining here so unless it clears up I won't be testing it tonight , yep the new scope curse is alive and kicking around here .

Another thing is that the lens in this Saxon has blueish/purpleish coatings , a lot like the EMC coatings on my iStar 127mm and every site I have visited on the ED100's ( and there are 1000's ) shows the typical ' China Green ' coatings so I wonder why this Sazon seems to have coatings a step or 2 above the SW and Orion ED100's ? , comments welcome .

The tube and dew shield is also flocked , a nice bonus .

Brian.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:06 PM
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CFF RC250 F7 version

This little gem arrived this week. Now installed in the observatory, just need to tidy up the cables.

Serial number 1 of 1.

Now patiently waiting for clouds to clear.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:09 PM
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Bargain Brian the ED100 is a very good scope and the coatings a mystery to me Iíve had 2 ED100ís and 2 ED80ís and the coatings have always been green will be very interesting to hear about your first light with this one but whatever itís a score....
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Old 21-03-2019, 05:49 PM
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Old 21-03-2019, 06:02 PM
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Enjoying lunar views through a wonderful long FL achro built by Andy Jackson
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Old 23-03-2019, 09:35 AM
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Nice one Stuart, so glad you like it.
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Old 23-03-2019, 11:06 AM
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As of right now there are very few of these in private hands. GSO 8inch classical cassegrain.
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Old 24-03-2019, 05:59 PM
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Tak FC100DF

After getting my hands on a Tak FS102 the scope I have always wanted came up for grabs a Tak FC100DF and had to have it and think the previous owner of the FS102 was happy to get it back
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You’re correct Andrew, he was!
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Old 26-03-2019, 10:01 AM
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My current observing set up

16" Newtonian,81mm Binocular Telescope
Rolloff box that doubles as a observing shelter for
eyepieces computer etc.
And to top it off,a 2 acre dark sky country residence
with No light pollution,that I can observe from at a moments
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Old 26-03-2019, 10:47 AM
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16" Newtonian,81mm Binocular Telescope
Rolloff box that doubles as a observing shelter for
eyepieces computer etc.
And to top it off,a 2 acre dark sky country residence
with No light pollution,that I can observe from at a moments
notice to myself
Cheers
You've got it all Ron: Rock on

Best
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Old 26-03-2019, 11:06 AM
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Old 26-03-2019, 12:33 PM
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After getting my hands on a Tak FS102 the scope I have always wanted came up for grabs a Tak FC100DF and had to have it and think the previous owner of the FS102 was happy to get it back
Looking Good Andrew ... !!
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Old 26-03-2019, 12:34 PM
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16" Newtonian,81mm Binocular Telescope
Rolloff box that doubles as a observing shelter for
eyepieces computer etc.
And to top it off,a 2 acre dark sky country residence
with No light pollution,that I can observe from at a moments
notice to myself
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Bragger ....that's not fair ....

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Old 26-03-2019, 01:30 PM
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What is the Scope Manufacturer / Model?


http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...e.php?a=241422


Nice looking rig.
sG
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Old 26-03-2019, 01:36 PM
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Bragger ....that's not fair ....

Col,it's been a very long time since I posted on here, so I thought
a little bit of bragging was in order as people might have thought
I was not in the observing game anymore.
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Old 26-03-2019, 04:09 PM
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What is the Scope Manufacturer / Model?


http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...e.php?a=241422


Nice looking rig.
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Hi Stefan


I left the details in the post title which probably isnít helpful.


The manufacturer is CFF Telescopes and this is an RC250mm F7.
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Old 14-04-2019, 06:27 PM
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Tak FSQ-106ED

Setting up my FSQ-106ED/T-Rex for tonight so thought I would share some pics of the set up. The FSQ is now six years old and the T-Rex eight years so have good use out of both of which have been faultless. With the 35mm Pan and 1.6x extender Q fitted (converts native FL from F5 to F8) it gives around 24x for great wide field viewing. The Taks certainly are very well made and give a great deal of pleasure just looking at and using them.
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Old 24-04-2019, 09:42 PM
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Almost as good as it gets ,, thats lovely .

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Setting up my FSQ-106ED/T-Rex for tonight so thought I would share some pics of the set up. The FSQ is now six years old and the T-Rex eight years so have good use out of both of which have been faultless. With the 35mm Pan and 1.6x extender Q fitted (converts native FL from F5 to F8) it gives around 24x for great wide field viewing. The Taks certainly are very well made and give a great deal of pleasure just looking at and using them.
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