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Old 08-08-2018, 01:55 AM
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i Currently have the cpc 1100 sct telescope from celestron on a wedge and want to buy more suitable astrophotogaphy setup... ikind of beginner in astrophotography buy i photographed couple of time so i know my direction...
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:01 PM
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I guess what I'm asking is what the difference is.....large or minute in regards to quality?
I've wondered the same thing, it's like a camera lens, you will get different quality of detail, sharpness, flatness, colour representation. In regards to how MUCH better, that's a personal opinion and whether or not you're trained to see the difference.

If you do the above for a DSLR kit lens vs a premium flagship lens, I look at the two raw images, it is highly noticeable to me even without pixel peeping. But if you give it to someone who doesn't have photographic experience, they probably can't tell the difference.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:04 PM
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... If you're a pernickety pixel peeper you might be best with a Takahashi ...
If he's picky, maybe PlaneWave would be more suitable

Anyway, jokes aside, SkyRover came from me. Some people swear by it because they've done well for them (130 version), but it doesn't have a big name or reputation, and I'm not all that adventurous, so I didn't take the risk, bit the bullet, and got a tak.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:43 PM
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The differences in telescope performance can be quite subtle. Using an APS-C DSLR, you may not ever notice a difference. The same goes for a KAF8300 sensor which doesn’t have a high blue QE. If you were using a QHY183 with its minuscule pixels and high blue QE, this is where the TSA will likely begin to shine.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:46 PM
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The limited number of Tak tests on this site show pretty good results......but so to does the SW ED80
http://fidgor.narod.ru/Observers/Test/test_71.html
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:02 AM
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thank you all guys i think i will go with the TSA 120!
thank you very much for the help! i really appreciate it!
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:26 PM
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thank you all guys i think i will go with the TSA 120!
thank you very much for the help! i really appreciate it!
Good choice, you'll love it! Mine just arrived in the mail today
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:34 AM
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thanks!
What fun for you!!!!!
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:59 AM
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but something that still bother me is the difference between the quality of the images between the FLT 132 and the TSA 120.
it is look like that in the FLT 132 the images are more Real realistic and Smooth and in the other hand in the TSA 120 the image is more sharp than
real realistic and smooth... it maybe depends on the gear and the camera that used to take the photo? i dont know...
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:09 AM
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Imme can you send some pictures?
I posted an m8 in the beginners astro pic section last night. It shows what the FLT can do in the hands of an amateur with fairly short integration (1.5 hours).

In my opinion it is a great scope....or maybe I just have a good one???
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:39 PM
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what an impressive picture! this is with the new version of the FLT? because i remember that there is early model of it...
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:16 PM
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It is the new version lens holder so no issue with cool down and pinching......my understanding is itís the same design as the current one. Itís approx 5 years old. I purchased second hand
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wow! very impressive!
and you didnt thought to buy the takahashi instead?
why this telescope, the FLT?

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Old 17-08-2018, 03:12 AM
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from anyone in this forum that had/has the takahashi tsa 120 telescope know if i can attach the orion magnificent mini deluxe autoguider package to the telescope as a guider? if yes, do i need to buy something special?
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Old 17-08-2018, 05:08 AM
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hi everyone!
i just saw the TOA 130 that is also from takahashi and wondering which is better mainly for astrophotogaphy, TOA 130 or TSA 120?
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Old 18-08-2018, 06:53 PM
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hi everyone!
i just saw the TOA 130 that is also from takahashi and wondering which is better mainly for astrophotogaphy, TOA 130 or TSA 120?
thanks!!
Technically the TOA130 is better but both are good. You can save a lot on Taks by buying used too.
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Old 18-08-2018, 09:32 PM
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can i get also good results with the TSA 120 like the TOA 130?
because i really want to be happy with the scope that i will buy...
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Old 18-08-2018, 10:44 PM
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They're both triplets and you'd need to be a very experienced imager to get better results from the 130 versus the 120. The 120 is also quite a bit lighter than the 130.

Respectfully though, if you're needing to ask these questions I honestly think you'd be best to start with less expensive equipment and ease your way into the quite complicated field of Astro-imaging.

For example, you could get fantastic results with a Skywatcher Esprit 80; the short focal length of this high quality apochromat would be much easier to build experience with. The Esprit comes with everything you need to get started - great lens, good focuser, field flattener - no need to figure out which flattener/reducer to buy and which adapters to use them with.
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Old 19-08-2018, 12:48 AM
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im kind of a begginer in astrophotography... i have a little experience in astrophotogaphy... but i want to go with takahashi because all the reviews that i read was so good on these telescope...
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Old 19-08-2018, 06:29 AM
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im kind of a begginer in astrophotography... i have a little experience in astrophotogaphy... but i want to go with takahashi because all the reviews that i read was so good on these telescope...
If you really want a Tak and our primary interest is imaging, while not consider dedicated astrographs like FSQ85 or FSQ106?
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